FRANKFORT, Mich. (AP) — A community in Michigan's northwestern Lower Peninsula has reached a $254,000 settlement in a long-running employment dispute involving a police officer.
The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1i7sape ) Officer Tim Cavric filed a grievance against Frankfort in 2006 after officials who had laid him off hired a new officer without first offering him the job.
Cavric's layoff was for what officials said were financial reasons. A legal battle resulted in his 2012 rehiring, but a dispute over back pay and benefits lingered.
Mayor Bob Johnson says agreement signed Monday settles all legal matters between Cavric and the city. Cavric gets money for back pay and benefits.
Three grievances concerning Cavric and the police department were mediated during a Monday meeting between city officials, Cavric and a police union.
Information from: Traverse City Record-Eagle, http://www.record-eagle.com