The inaugural head of Austin's Civil Rights Office reportedly submitted her resignation this week, respective months aft aggregate metropolis labor revenge complaints astir alleged workplace mistreatment.
Carol Johnson was primitively chosen to beryllium nan caput of Austin's recently formed Civil Rights Office successful January 2021.
The section was created by nan metropolis assembly months earlier to beryllium a "centralized entity to enforce civilian rights anti-discrimination ordinance and national statutes."
Carol Johnson submitted her resignation arsenic nan head of Austin's Civil Rights Office this week. (City of Austin)
She was placed connected administrative time off past summertime amid allegations of workplace mistreatment and retaliation, past submitted her resignation connected Wednesday, according to KXAN.
"Carol was instrumental successful establishing nan City’s Office of Civil Rights arsenic nan first Civil Rights Director," adjunct metropolis head Veronica Briseño wrote successful a memo this week, according to nan section news outlet. "I want to convey her for her work to our organization and this organization."
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Six labor successful nan Office of Civil Rights primitively revenge complaints past April that accused Johnson of ignoring COVID-19 information protocols during a surge of infections and placing unreasonable demands connected activity performance, nan Austin American-Statesman reports.
City scape of Austin, Texas. (Reuters/Brian Snyder)
The metropolis hired an extracurricular rule patient to behaviour an investigation, which concluded that her "lack of guidance and communications skills and disinterest successful group and their activity activities seems misaligned to fundamentally build immoderate programs to execute immoderate goals that whitethorn beryllium established," according to nan section newspaper.
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Johnson could not instantly beryllium reached for remark connected Sunday. She antecedently challenged respective of nan complaints against her, telling nan metropolis that nan labor had a history of behavioral issues successful nan workplace, nan Statesman reports.
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