- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 23, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Attorneys for the city of Wilmington are asking a federal judge to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit filed by the city’s director of risk management and employee benefits.

Sixty-one-year-old Genevieve Hinkle claims she is the victim of racial and age discrimination and was targeted for retaliation.

But in court papers late last week, city attorneys say Hinkle has not made a showing of discrimination or retaliation.

Hinkle, who is white, claims she was terminated after disciplining a black employee. The lawsuit says that after an appeals board ordered her reinstated, officials notified Hinkle that they would resume paying her, but ordered her not to return to work.

Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, officials reinstated Hinkle, but they say she chose not to return to her position, purportedly for medical issues.



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