Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

State Attorney takes a hit 

Just one week after taking her complaint to court, a former assistant state's attorney has won further backing for her allegation that she was fired after claiming that State's Attorney Lawson Lamar's office discriminates against women.

In an April 24 letter, Florida Public Counsel Jack Shreve agreed that Lamar's office "retaliated against [Donna] Lindamood because of her whistle-blowing disclosures."

Lindamood, who was fired after 12 years in the State Attorney's Office on Jan. 9 -- the same day that she received an approving job evaluation -- had previously reported inequities in gender-based pay and workload assignments among the office staff. Her complaint alleging retaliation for her activities was investigated by the Office of Public Counsel after the Attorney General's office bowed out, citing a possible conflict of interest.

Shreve sided with Lindamood, whose evidence he found to be "credible," after weighing it against "sparse evidence to the contrary presented by her employer."

Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


© 2022 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation