Published on September 02, 2022 at 2:45 p.m.
A Carbon County ranking officer said she plans to weigh her legal options after her request for a raise for her employees was ignored.
Clerk of the Courts Tyra Boni told the wages board meeting on Thursday that a lawsuit was possible because she felt the lack of a second on her motion was direct discrimination against her personally. She moved the motion to give her staff 6% raises, effective September 1, but the motion died for lack of a second. It was the only motion not to be seconded during the stormy meeting.
“I will discuss the next step with my lawyer,” Boni said after the meeting and did not rule out filing a complaint in the case.
“It was clearly discrimination and a deliberate gesture and a personal attack on me and my employees are the ones who suffer,” she added, pointing out that the same commissioner, whom she did not name, was the person who initiated the action to have the row desks make these motions.
Boni said the issue will be discussed at the annual salary council meeting in January.
Before the motion was tabled, Boni told the salary council that the motion on the table would not affect his salary budget which had already been approved at the end of last year.
The court clerk’s office had several vacancies, so Boni said there were quite a few left in that position for his department.
Because of this, even with the increases in her office staff that she proposed, she would still be under budget at the end of the year. She said she would plan for minimal impact on county ratepayers in the future.