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Town Manager: Town Recently Won Appeal Against Firefighter Suing Watertown

Town Manager Michael Driscoll responded to the suit filed against the town by a firefighter claiming he was wrongly passed over for promotion.

Watertown Town Manager Michael Driscoll released a statement about the suit filed against the town by a firefighter claiming he was unfairly passed over for promotion because he used his sick leave time to be with his wife while she was undergoing medical treatment.

Driscoll noted that the Town recently won an appeal in a case filed with the Civil Service Commission by Carton alleging the same issue.

Here is Driscoll's full statement:

The Town has been informed that Scott Carton has filed a complaint against it in federal court as a result of the Town's selection of another firefighter instead of him for promotion to the rank of lieutenant. Given the pending nature of the litigation, the Town will not be commenting on the matter at this time except to deny any allegations by Mr. Carton that the Town's failure to promote him was in any way improper or unlawful and to note that the promotion issue was already the subject of an appeal filed by Mr. Carton with the Civil Service Commission and the Commission recently ruled in the Town's favor.

For more details on the suit see the original story on Carton's case by clicking here.

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