February 24, 2018

Atlanta Librarian Doesn’t Get Job Back

By LJ Staff

A federal judge has ruled that one of eight librarians who won a $25 million racial discrimination case against the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library will nonetheless not get her old job back, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . U.S. District Judge Beverly Martin had previously ordered that Maureen Kelly, who had been circulation manager at the Central Library, be moved back to that library from the branch to which she had been reassigned. But she refused a request that Kelly be returned to her old job, where she supervised 14 people. Her new job, managing the new “Computer Hub” tech department, has no staffers and lacks a budget, according to her lawyers, . The judge has not yet ruled whether the other seven plaintiffs could return to the Central Library. Meanwhile, the library has asked that the verdict be set aside.