Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 23, 2017
REVISED May 23, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #19

EEOC Charge No. 511-2017-00429, Ramonita Colon


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Katharine M. Zamboni, Assistant County Attorney, ext. 3750

Action Requested
Motion to approve a settlement in the matter of EEOC Charge No. 511-2017-00429, and to authorize the County Attorney or his designee to execute appropriate settlement paperwork.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq (1964); Florida Statutes § 125.01; Section 2-2-206, Manatee County Code.

Background Discussion

On December 22, 2016, the Charging Party, Ramonita Colon, filed a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), against Manatee County.  Ms. Colon was employed in Manatee County’s Public Works Department from February 9, 2015 until October 25, 2016.  Ms. Colon claims that she resigned from her position due to an unacceptable work environment and does not wish to return to Manatee County for employment.

The claim proceeded to a voluntary mediation on April 26, 2017.  The County Attorney’s Office believes this settlement proposal is in the best interests of the County in order to resolve this EEOC charge and avoid future litigation-related expenses.

County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)

Explanation of Other
This is a County Attorney item.

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
E-mail an approved copy of this agenda item to: Katharine M. Zamboni, Assistant County Attorney, at kate.zamboni@mymanatee.org, and to Juliet Shepard, County Attorney’s Office, at juliet.shepard@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$45,000/ one time; account no. 5050001500

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs