Less than a month after O’Fallon settled a discrimination and defamation lawsuit that had been filed by Capt. Jeffery Gray and Maj. Kyle Kelley, at least three other parties have come forward alleging discrimination, retaliation, and a hostile work environment in the city of O’Fallon.
“These individuals feel that they have been targeted by the city administration for being whistleblowers, whether they actually were or not,” attorney John Lynch, who had represented Gray and Kelley, told Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, on March 3. “They contacted my office and have filed complaints with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR).”
He clarified that “A filing with MCHR automatically generates an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filing as they essentially share services.”
“The individuals are uncomfortable having their names disclosed at this time,” Lynch said. “They feel it is best to wait to go public before the city of O’Fallon has a chance to respond and/or after the MCHR/EEOC provides some level of employee protection.”