BrianHornback.Com contacted the Knox County Law Director‘s Office back on April 23, 2015 (received by the law directors office on April 24,2015) with an Open Records Request concerning an anonymous tip we received that the Knox County Clerk Foster Arnett has been litigated against in his capacity and for an employee firing as the Knox County Clerk.
On May 5, 2015, I received the documentation, it appears on or about January 14, 2014 an employee of the Clerk’s office filed a charge of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and on or about January 27, 2014 Knox County was informed by the Nashville Area Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that a charge of unlawful discrimination against Knox County by a former employee (which I will not disclose their identity in this posting, I do possess the documentation as provided to me by the Knox County Law Department).
The charge leveled at Knox County by the actions of Foster Arnett is a discrimination of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) The notice states that Knox County had until February 28, 2014 to respond fully to the claims and if Knox County would choose not to participate in the EEOC Mediation program they had until February 18, 2014 to notify the EEOC of that decision.
What ever decision was reached is likely sealed and confidential. However, when Arnett ran for Clerk, he promised “to throw the door open to the office” and while this matter was being mediated during his re-election campaign of 2014 he failed to reveal it, dealing with it behind closed door.
News Sentinel Bias
Of course, just like in 2008 when BrianHornback.Com reported that Arnett was delinquent and not paying his property taxes on his Union County vacation property. It would stand to reason that the News Sentinel would not likely report this story until someone else exposes it. Arnett serves as the ring leader of News Sentinel Charities. So, they would likely want to protect their own.