Depression Lawsuit Settled by Bay City Commissioners

Depression Lawsuit Settled by Bay City Commissioners

Bay City Commissioners recently settled a suit filed by the former department director, who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit in 2005.

The plaintiff and his family claimed in the suit that his wrongful termination led to financial problems and issues with depression.

Man Fired from Job

John Kolessar, 60, was employed as a public works director for the city when he was suddenly terminated.

Kolessar claims that despite constant reassurance from City Manager Robert V. Belleman that his employment was secure, he was still fired by the Assistant City Manager.

Lawsuit Claims

The lawsuit claims that because of his termination and the hardships it put on his family, his wife, Barbara, became severely depressed.

“The emotional distress caused her a loss of the ordinary pleasures of everyday life,” states the suit.

According to Barbra, her husband’s termination led to her depression, hysterical crying and loss of intimacy with her husband.

Settlement Reached

The settlement was reportedly covered by MMRMA insurance, so it didn’t cost the city any money.

“We’re glad to put it behind us. We’ve moved on,” says Kolessar. “I told them I was going to give the money to charity anyways.”

(Source: MLive)

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