Jennifer Zeigler, who taught for 25 years, alleges she was discriminated against by Murray County Schools on the basis of sex and disability. Zeigler, who said in an August 2011 hearing seeking to get her job back that she suffered from the disability of alcoholism, said she wasn’t under the influence of alcohol at work or school.
“Two male employees have been arrested in the past for driving under the influence, but were not discharged; in fact both male employees were promoted to management positions following their arrests,” Zeigler states in the complaint. “Another male was hired by the board after he had been arrested for driving under the influence.”
Mike Tuck, administrative services director for Murray County Schools, said he couldn’t confirm or deny whether that happened, but he said it hasn’t happened since he’s worked there or since Vickie Reed became superintendent in 2006. Tuck has worked for the school system for less than two years.
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