US (MI): Settlement reached in greenhouse manager’s lawsuit against city

A settlement has been reached in a former city of Holland employee’s lawsuit against the city.

Holland City Council voted unanimously Nov. 7 to approve the terms of a settlement agreement reached in the case Shelly DeVries, former greenhouse manager, who sued the city in January, alleging she was fired for reporting unsafe working conditions in Holland’s more than 100-year-old greenhouse.

During a pre-council meeting, attorney Tony Comden, partner at Miller Johnson, representing the city, said the settlement agreement was reached during a court-ordered pre-trial conference on Oct. 26. The amount agreed on is $308,251.73, with $300,000 of that being paid by the city’s insurance company.

The remaining $8,251.73 will be paid by the city for earned but unused paid time off for DeVries.

Read more at the Holland Sentinel (Sydney Smith)


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