Lawsuit alleges unfair job cuts

A former Fulton County employee says top officials have cut jobs based on politics and personalities, violating workers’ rights. Alexis Barrett is suing County Manager Zachary Williams, two department heads and a former interim department director, claiming they unfairly targeted her in 2010 layoffs while less-qualified workers kept their jobs.

Barrett is seeking class action status so she can sue on behalf of everyone laid off from Parks and Recreation, Public Works and General Services since 2006. Williams created a “protected class,” she alleges, by allowing some temporary workers whose jobs were eliminated to transfer to other departments.

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