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File #: RS2020-561    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/28/2020 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action: 10/6/2020
Title: A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claims of Ada Thaxter against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $40,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgment and Losses Fund.
Sponsors: Kyonzte Toombs
Attachments: 1. RS2020-561_D-20-09576_Thaxter, 2. 09576-Resolution text, 3. 09576-Resolution-settlement-Ada Thaxter
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A resolution authorizing the Metropolitan Department of Law to compromise and settle the claims of Ada Thaxter against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County in the amount of $40,000.00, with said amount to be paid out of the Judgment and Losses Fund.

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WHEREAS, Ada Thaxter filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Government alleging violations of Title VII arising from her employment with the Metropolitan Government and;

WHEREAS, after investigation, the Metropolitan Department of Law believes that the settlement listed in Section 1 is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government and recommends that any and all claims or causes of action brought or that could have been brought by Ada Thaxter related to the events detailed above, be compromised and settled for $40,000.00, and that this amount be paid from the Judgment and Losses Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1: The Metropolitan Department of Law is authorized to compromise and settle the civil rights claim of Ada Thaxter for the sum of $40,000.00 with said amount to be paid from the Judgment and Losses Fund.

Section 2: This resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
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agenda analysis
This resolution authorizes the Department of Law to settle the lawsuit brought by Ada Thaxter against the Metropolitan Government for the amount of $40,000 to be paid out of the judgments and losses fund. Ada Thaxter retired as a Metro police lieutenant in 2016. Lt. Thaxter filed suit against Metro shortly after retirement alleging a variety of employment claims, including sexual harassment/hostile work environment. Lt. Thaxter alleges that in 2015 she received late night phone calls and text messages of a sexual nature from former Midtown prec...

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