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Tampa employee fired and then reinstated sues city for more compensation

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A Tampa Parks and Rec employee who was fired and then later brought back on board on appeal is suing the city, alleging the back pay she was awarded isn’t enough. Queen Matthews was fired from her job with Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Department after she failed to report to work in October of 2013. Matthews had won a $1,000 shopping spree at a Tampa Sweetbay with Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Desmond Jennings. Matthews had requested the day off, but…

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