City settles with BARC whistleblower

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on June 16, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 16 at 6:16 PM

HOUSTON -- Houston City Council members approved a $70,000 settlement Wednesday in a former Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care veterinarian's wrongful-termination lawsuit.

Dr. Gil Costas was fired in February 2009 after he reported animal abuse at the animal-care agency.

He claimed in the lawsuit that his firing was in retaliation for complaining.

He sued the city under the Texas Whistleblower Act.


 

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