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LAW REVIEW
In the case of Swint v. City of
Carrollton, the plaintiff brought
claims against the defendant
for alleged infringement of her
associational rights, retaliation
and intentional infliction of
emotional distress.
Terminated Parks Employee
Brings Retaliation Claim
By James C. Kozlowski, J.D., Ph.D.
n the case of Swint v. City of Carrollton, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS
16416 (11th Cir. 6/2/2021), a former public employee, Plaintiff
Keelan Swint (Plaintiff), brought several claims under federal and
state law against the Defendant City of Carrollton (Georgia) and
city officials (the City) who supervised her for alleged infringement of
her associational rights, retaliation and intentional infliction of emotional
distress.
Facts of the Case
Plaintiff began working for the
City of Carrollton in 2002 as a custodian.
In 2016, she was promoted
to facility supervisor of the Carrollton
Cultural Arts Center. In 2017,
she was transferred to the parks
and recreation department to work
as an athletic coordinator.
In January 2018, Plaintiff spoke
with a woman who had just quit
her job at the Cultural Arts Cen36
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ter. During the conversation, the
woman said
she
believed
that
another employee at the Center
had raped a volunteer who was a
minor. Plaintiff reported the allegation
to the director of the parks
and recreation department who
passed the information on to the
City's director of human resources
and the city manager.
In a meeting with these administrators,
Plaintiff was asked if
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she had spoken with anyone else
about the allegation. Plaintiff said
she had informed two other city
employees.
The
administrators
ordered her not to speak about it
with anyone else. The city manager
and the human resources director
reported the allegation to the
police department. A detective interviewed
the alleged victim who
denied having been raped. The
detective closed the investigation
as " unfounded due to no crime
occurring " and notified the city
manager and human resources director
of his findings.
In March 2018, the parks and
recreation director informed Plaintiff
that the City planned to eliminate
her position in the parks and

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