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File #: 21-649    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/1/2021 In control: City Attorney's Office
On agenda: 4/28/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorize settlement of the lawsuit styled Kojo Nkansah v. The City of Dallas, Cause No. DC-16-13943 - Not to exceed $46,300.00 - Financing: Liability Reserve Fund
Indexes: 300
Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY:                     Government Performance and Financial Management

AGENDA DATE:                     April 28, 2021

COUNCIL DISTRICT(S):                     N/A

DEPARTMENT:                     City Attorney’s Office

EXECUTIVE:                     Christopher J. Caso

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Authorize settlement of the lawsuit styled Kojo Nkansah v. The City of Dallas, Cause No. DC-16-13943 - Not to exceed $46,300.00 - Financing:  Liability Reserve Fund

 

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BACKGROUND

 

Plaintiff Kojo Nkansah filed a lawsuit against the City of Dallas on October 26, 2016, pursuant to Chapter 21 of the Texas Labor Code, alleging that he suffered employment discrimination because of his national origin, race, and gender, that he had been subjected to a hostile work environment, and that he had been retaliated against for engaging in protected activity.  Plaintiff sought damages for lost wages, medical expenses, mental anguish, attorneys’ fees, interest, and litigation costs and expenses. The parties reached a proposed settlement subject to City Council approval.  Plaintiff is represented by Mack Law Offices and Ramey & Flock, PC.

 

PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (COUNCIL, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS)

 

City Council was briefed by confidential memorandum regarding this matter on April 23, 2021.

 

FISCAL INFORMATION

 

Fund

FY 2021

FY 2022

Future Years

Liability Reserve Fund

$46,300.00

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