Former Department of Public Health employee sues agency for wrongful termination

The former director of government relations and communications for the state's Department of Public Health announced Tuesday he's suing the agency for wrongful termination.

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2021, 9:44 PM

Updated 1,167 days ago

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The former director of government relations and communications for the state's Department of Public Health announced Tuesday he's suing the agency for wrongful termination.
Av Harris says that he was assisting the department when a Bridgeport bar, Mangoz, was charged $10,000 for breaking COVID-19 restrictions.
He then claims that after reviewing Gov. Ned Lamont's executive order over increasing fines for COVID-19 violations, he believed the Department of Public Health did not have the legal authority to issue the fine.
Harris says after informing the City of Bridgeport and reaching out to Gov. Ned Lamont's office, he was fired.
The Department of Public Health tells News 12 Connecticut that it is not commenting on pending litigation.


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