Former Peterborough Recreation Director Jeff King is suing the town for wrongful discharge

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Published: 10/3/2019 12:05:48 PM

Former Peterborough Recreation Director Jeff King is suing the town of Peterborough for wrongful discharge, a court clerk confirmed Thursday.

The lawsuit has been forwarded to the town attorney, Peterborough Town Administrator Rodney Bartlett said Thursday, adding, “No further comment.”

King was terminated from his job as Peterborough Recreation Director by the Select Board on Aug. 19.

“This action was taken after complaints made against Mr. King led to a Town investigation which uncovered failures to follow town procedures, protocols and training. This failure has undermined, in the Town’s opinion, his ability to manage employees, and as a result he is not in the position to lead the Peterborough Recreation Department,” Bartlett said in an Aug. 20 press release.

King had worked for the town since April 2003. As Recreation Director he had two full-time staff members, three part-time staff members and 43 seasonal employees working under him. His annual salary was $78,561.

On July 23, Bartlett confirmed King was on paid leave. He said King would remain on leave throughout a review process into “concerns” that were brought to town officials about King. Citing it as a personnel matter he declined to comment further at that time, including on when King was put on leave and what the nature of the concerns being investigated were.

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