Airport leaders ask judge to toss discrimination lawsuit
Published: December 20,2012
Tags: air, airline, aviation, bench, case, convention, court, discrimination, employee, employment, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, meeting, tourism, tourist, transportation, travel, visitor, work, worker
TUPELO — Tupelo Regional Airport officials have asked a federal judge in Oxford to throw out a job discrimination lawsuit.
The lawsuit filed by former airport executive director Terry Anderson is scheduled for trial on April 8.
WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports the airport board argues it had legitimate reasons to fire Anderson in December of 2009.
Anderson has claimed he was a victim of age discrimination. He says the board violated his First Amendment rights by terminating him for speaking to the media regarding a runway extension.
The board says in documents filed Monday that Anderson lied when confronted about who gave information to news media about a runway expansion.
The board also denies the firing was not over Anderson’s age. Anderson was 64 at the time he was fired.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTERMy Tweets
Top Posts & Pages
- UMMC reaching out after death of high school football player
- UPDATED: Jackson agrees to repay HUD $1.5 million for Farish Street blunders
- Mad Genius, Eyevox owner acquires Mississippi Film Studios
- Gov. Bryant intervening in same-sex couple's divorce
- Vicksburg mayor marries during lunch break
- McDaniel files legal arguments as he looks to overturn Cochran loss
- Mississippi River mayors announce 'seed money' for waterfront developments
- Tragedy for Jackson Prep: Football player Walker Wilbanks dies
- Payday lender, fired executive exchanging blame for lender’s regulatory woes