MASON, Mich. (AP) — Documents show Ingham County agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former employee who sued the county clerk saying she was wrongly accused of making a phone call implying an extramarital affair.
The Lansing State Journal published details (http://bit.ly/pXNAqi ) Wednedsay of the settlement dated Aug. 29 that it obtained after filing a Freedom of Information Act request.
Nicole Anderson's lawsuit filed in April claimed she was illegally forced to take a voice recognition test and then told to resign.
The lawsuit claimed that Clerk Mike Bryanton violated state law prohibiting employers from administering polygraph tests.
The suit also claimed the married Bryanton promoted a woman with whom he was romantically involved to a high-level position in the office. Bryanton denied having a romantic relationship with the woman.
Information from: Lansing State Journal, http://www.lansingstatejournal.com