Former Sumter lieutenant files lawsuit, claims employment ended after discrimination

Former Sumter lieutenant files lawsuit

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A former Sumter lieutenant’s lawsuit claim will go to federal trial after she lost her job several years ago.

Melissa Addison lost her job at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in 2016. She then filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office, claiming her employment involuntarily ended after a pattern of discriminatory treatment.

At one point, Addison was promoted at the Sheriff’s Office. The trial is expected to begin early next year.

We have reached out to the Sumter County sheriff’s office for comment.

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