NewsOusted Civil Rights Director Sues Kansas City for Discrimination

Ousted Civil Rights Director Sues Kansas City for Discrimination

The lawsuit filed by Andrea Dorch alleges selective enforcement of residency rules and a pattern of retaliation against Black employees.

The former director of civil rights and equal opportunity for Kansas City, Andrea Dorch, has filed a lawsuit against the city and City Manager Brian Platt, alleging discrimination.

The lawsuit highlights specific instances of selective enforcement of the residency requirement involving white employees. It cites Kathy Nelson (CEO of the nonprofit Kansas City Sports Commission) and Tim Dupin Kansas City Fire Captain) were granted waivers or special arrangements, while Dorch, who owned a house in Lee’s Summit but maintained a Kansas City address, was targeted.

The single mother says in the lawsuit that it caused her distress and emotional anguish, according to The Kansas City Star: “As a single female with children, Plaintiff told her friends and others around her that she was fearful she was being followed and that someone was sitting outside her residence.”

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