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Former BTV airport director sues city to get job back

After nearly two hours of deliberation, city council decided Richards will be out as airport...
After nearly two hours of deliberation, city council decided Richards will be out as airport director following the unprecedented termination hearing citing a broken relationship within the city and mayor.
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 10:53 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 21, 2021 at 5:46 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington’s former airport director is suing the city of Burlington to get his job back.

In the suit filed this month, Gene Richards asks to be reinstated. His lawyer, Rich Cassidy, says the lawsuit is also over trying to get documents related to the investigation. “We want the evidence,” he said. Cassidy says city leaders are misreading the Public Records Act.

Richards was fired from the job amid allegations of verbal abuse of his employees and city staff.

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