The estate attorney says her former employer told her she was dismissed because of complaints she filed against the agency, which represents the estate of a prominent former politician.
The Associated Press has learned that Elizabeth “Betsy” Satterfield, 70, was told by the agency in 2014 she was terminated after she complained about the lack of work done by her lawyer, and also after she filed a complaint with the ethics office, which handles complaints against government officials.
Satterfield says she wasn’t fired for her complaints but for a variety of reasons including her age, poor performance, and the agency’s “failure to provide adequate care” for her, according to a copy of a letter sent to her office by the attorney general’s office.
The letter was written in February 2014 and sent by the office of former attorney general Pam Bondi.
It is not clear if the letter is a violation of state law.
The AP first reported Satterland’s firing in June, two years after her departure.
She told the AP in an interview this week that she has no idea why she was let go.
The New York Times first reported the story.
A spokeswoman for Bondi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.ABC News’ Jennifer Ludden and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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