2 Women File Federal Lawsuit Against Northeast Kansas DA

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

TOPEKA (AP) – Two former employees have filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor alleging they were wrongfully terminated for raising issues about race and gender discrimination.

Krystal Boxum-Debolt and Lisa Moore filed the case earlier this month in federal court in Topeka.

The two women allege they were fired by Taylor in August 2010 for raising concerns about the lack of an area to pump breast milk and nurse. The suit also claims they weren’t paid overtime and alleges race discrimination by a supervisor toward Hispanics.

Also named in the lawsuit are the Shawnee County Commission and Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Taylor’s office declined to comment Monday about the lawsuit. Messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press were not immediately returned.