A wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the Monett Times and its owner, Cleveland Newspapers, was transferred to U. S. District Court today.
Former office manager Sheila Eden claims she was fired after another person was selected over her as the newspaper's publisher. After she was passed over for the position, the lawsuit says, Ms. Eden was promoted to office manager as a consolation prize, but other employees were given preferential treatment by the new publisher.
After Ms. Eden followed the company handbook and filed complaints about the treatment, she was fired, according to the petition.
She is asking for more than $25,000 in compensation.