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Illegal Hmong Group Firing Could Mean Big Check for Vue

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Could a leadership change made five years ago by a community group in La Crosse be reversed by the state of Wisconsin? It’s possible, now that the Department of Workforce Development has ruled that Thai Vue may have been the target of age and sex discrimination , when he was fired as head of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.  Vue’s attorney, Jim Birnbaum, says the former association director could get his job back or maybe have all of his back pay and benefits restored after the apparent illegal firing. 

 

Vue had been director of H-M-A-A for nearly 25 years when he was replaced by a much younger woman. Birnbaum says no date has been set for a ‘merits hearing’ in Vue’s case.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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