Monday, October 18, 2010

DWD Equal Rights Division: No Discrimination in Community Library Case

Link to October 16 article, "Close complaint is a bust . State finds no wrong doing by library".

Excerpt: On Sept. 15, the Community Library board received word that the Division of Workforce Development found no probably [sic] cause to believe that the library discriminated against former li-brary director Mary Ellen Close in either her demotion or termination.

This dismissal will become final unless Close submits a written appeal letter to the Equal Rights Division. It must be received within 30 days of the date that the current de-termination was mailed.

If the filing is timely, the case will be certified for a formal administrative hearing. Evidence from the recent in-vestigation would not auto-matically become part of the hearing.

If no timely appeal is re-ceived, the division will close the case without further action.

Close accused the library board of discriminating against her for gender and age

Community Library in the news.
More Disagreements at Community Library.  (5/25/2010)
Maggie Rivals Dewey for Attention.  (5/24/2010)
Board Member Raises Objections to Library Cat.  (5/9/2010)
New Director Hired.  (4/20/2010)
A Library Board Appointment Not According to Hoyle.  (4/13/2010)
Former Library Director Sues for Wages after Firing.  (3/16/2010)
Position Announcement:  Library Executive Director, Community Library, Salem, Wisconsin.  (2/5/2010)
Former Director of Community Library: From Demotion to Dismissal. (1/29/2010)
 Community Library Board Member Wields Machete to Address $1,000 Deficit. (12/06/2009)
New Community Library Representative to Wilmot School Board
. (11/11/2009)
Demoted director to fight for job
. (10/30/2009)
Library Board confirms interim director. (10/27/2009)
Community Library Soap Opera Continues
. (10/23/2009)
Community Library Update: "What we have here is...failure to communicate. (10/09/2009)
Community Library Board of Trustees: Riding Roughshod? (10/01/2009)
Library Board's "Positive Direction" Takes an Immediate Detour. (9/30/2009)
West county library group under fire. (1/29/2009)

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