An attorney who claims she got canned for supporting a political opponent of her boss has won her job back and is likely to receive a $250,000 settlement, according to The Bergen Record.
Kelly Durkin, a lawyer for the county health department’s mental health law office, believed she was fired in July 2011 for supporting former County Executive Dennis McNerney, a Democrat, The Record reported Tuesday.
The Montvale lawyer sued County Exec Kathleen Donovan and other county officials in April 2012. Durkin earns $57,200 and donated nearly $18,000 to Bergen Democrats between 2006 and 2007, according to The Record.
Durkin won her job back and returned to work in August, though the settlement has yet to be finalized.