- Associated Press - Thursday, April 3, 2014

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - A discrimination complaint by a former Mason City Human Rights Commission director filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission has been administratively closed.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1k2Qp8o ) that Perry Buffington, the city’s human resources director, said Wednesday that the closure means the state commission will take no further action on Lionel Foster’s complaint.

Buffington says there was no settlement involved.

The 76-year-old Foster had claimed race and age discrimination, as well as retaliation, in his complaint after he was let go last year.

Foster’s job was eliminated when the City Council reduced the Human Rights Commission budget from $143,000 to $15,000.

Foster says the city got rid of him as retaliation for investigating complaints against the mayor’s local business supporters.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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