Former Director Seeks Back Pay

Paris, TN – Paris, Tennessee's former community development director is asking the city for over fifty thousand dollars in back pay. Linda Holder resigned her position with the city last April. The Paris Post-Intelligencer reports Holder is now seeking a constructive discharge claim, which covers employees who resign because of sexual harassment in the workplace. In a closed session last week, Holder's attorney presented the case to the Paris City Commission, who voted to allow 120 hours of compensatory time. City Attorney Fred McLean says Holder claimed 233 hours of compensatory time as well as 395 hours at time-and-a-half. City policy prevented commissioners from awarding the full request. McLean and Holder's attorney will negotiate the rest of the amount.