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Discrimination lawsuit against Union Gap headed to trial

Discrimination lawsuit against Union Gap headed to trial
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A gender discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit against the city of Union Gap will be headed to trial.

Former Union Gap city clerk Kathryn Thompson is suing the city for how she was treated under then-mayor Jim Lemon.

Thompson was fired in 2012. She claims Lemon mistreated her and that he retaliated against her by letting her go.

Thompson is trying to get $2.6 million. But, the judge says she can't decide the case on her own.

"I mean, right now, this is sort of like looking into a very thick milkshake and trying to see the bottom," said Yakima County Superior Court Judge Susan Hahn.

Hahn will now preside over a jury trial. That has not been scheduled.
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