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City settles lawsuit with former employee


Last updated 1/20/2022 at 11:17am

After more than three years of turmoil and two years of legal wrangling, the City of Mill Creek and former Communications & Marketing Director Joni Kirk have settled her lawsuit against the City.

Kirk had been placed on paid administrative leave in the spring of 2019 after she surreptitiously recorded a meeting at which she intended to fire another employee.

Recording and disclosure of private conversations without permission is listed as a gross misdemeanor under Washington state law.

Kirk said at the time that she had terminated other employees in the past, but had never recorded the meet...

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