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A Former Connecticut Health Commissioner Alleges Discrimination

A former Connecticut health commissioner who was fired in the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic has filed a lawsuit against the state, accusing the governor of discriminating against her, a Black woman, by elevating several white people to lead the crisis response.

Renee Coleman-Mitchell, who was ousted on May 12, 2020, says in her a federal court filing that she was never provided severance pay or consideration for another position as promised by Gov. Ned Lamont, a Democrat. She said she has been unable to find another job because of the damage done to her reputation.

A spokesperson for Lamont’s office on Wednesday declined to comment on the lawsuit. On Tuesday, the governor told reporters: “Well, it’s a pending legal action. It’ll be sorted out. So, I think I should probably leave it at that.”

Read the source article at Associated Press News

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