An employee of the City of Seagraves filed a First Amendment lawsuit against his employer Wednesday in Lubbock federal court. Waylon Lee Moore claims that he had been instructed to work overtime to maintain the public pool.
But then in the 2012 race for Mayor, Moore claims he supported Bob Vuchic instead of Brace Huse. Huse won the election in a runoff and according to the lawsuit, "city employees who did not support him during the race, specifically … Moore, would have no place in his administration."
Moore says in August he was suspended for 30 days without pay and ordered to give back money that he rightfully earned as an hourly employee. The lawsuit also claims that the City of Seagraves failed to follow certain procedural requirements before suspending him.
Moore is represented by a Houston law firm. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
Once the City of Seagraves is officially served with a copy of the lawsuit it will have a chance to tell its side of the story in court records. Look for a follow up.
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