- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - A former Montrose County employee who won a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit after she lost her job is seeking $2.6 million for the loss of potential future earnings.

The Montrose Daily Press reported Thursday (https://tinyurl.com/obbnqqo) Stephanie Barnett’s attorneys filed a court document saying she hasn’t been able to find work since her county position was eliminated, despite applying for hundreds of jobs.

County officials responded that Barnett shouldn’t get more than the $306,000 a jury awarded her in its July 17 verdict.

Barnett was internal services director for Montrose County when her department and position were eliminated in 2013. She filed suit, saying she lost her job because she was pregnant.

She suffered a miscarriage less than a week after losing her job.

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Information from: The Montrose Daily Press, https://www.montrosepress.com

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