Senate adds another $28,000 in legal bills for Brodkorb case
June 12, 2013 — 2:13pm
Since his firing in 2011, ex-Minnesota Senate employee Michael Brodkorb has cost the Senate more than $220,000 in legal bills.
Brodkorb is suing the Senate over his firing, which came in the wake of his affair with then Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch. When Koch stepped down from leadership, he was terminated. He is claiming gender discrimination because female employees who had affairs were permitted to keep legislative jobs. The Senate claims that he was an 'at will' employee who could be let go at any time.
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