"Coatesville's former top administrator is suing the city, claiming it gave his predecessor, a white man, termination pay but refused to give him the same benefit because he is black.
In a discrimination lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Philadelphia, Harry G. Walker III, who became city manager in 2006, said his contract stated he would receive six months of termination pay if he was fired without cause. Walker said he was.
The city has said Walker was fired in 2010 for mismanagement and breach of duties.
According to his lawsuit, Walker contends the city gave termination pay to his predecessor, E. Jean Krack, who had a similar contract.Krack was fired in 2006 because city officials were not satisfied with revitalization efforts, a spokesman said at the time."
“12. Defendant is also believed to have paid “Termination Pay” to Plaintiff’s predecessor, a white male named Jean Krack, who had entered into a contract similar to that which Plaintiff signed, and despite mismanagement and breach of duties by Krack which were egregious compared to those alleged with regard to Plaintiff, ...FROM:
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA