Shawnee County District Attorney Gets Lawsuit of Discrimination

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Two former employees are suing Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor alleging they were wrongfully fired for raising issues about race and gender discrimination.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported Tuesday that Krystal Boxum-Debolt of Lawrence and Lisa Moore of Rio Rancho, N.M., filed the case earlier this month in federal court in Topeka. Moore was living in Kansas when the alleged wrongdoings took place.

The two women allege they were fired by Taylor in August 2010 for questioning the lack of an area to pump breast milk and nurse. The suit also claims they weren’t paid overtime and alleges race discrimination by a supervisor toward Hispanics.

Shawnee County Commission is also named in the lawsuit. Attorney General Derek Schmidt was served with the lawsuit but isn’t a defendant.