The City of Sheboygan has agreed to settle a suit by former Fire Chief Jeff Hermann over payment for accrued sick and vacation leave. The suit was filed after the city refused to pay Chief Hermann roughly $37,000 in accrued leave when he retired in 2014.
The city claimed it changed its policy about allowing employees to carry accrued leave forward from year to year, a change Chief Hermann said could not be applied to him because he was vested.
On Monday, the city council voted to settle the lawsuit for $25,000. According to the SheboyganPress.com, the settlement was a product of pressure from Judge Rebecca Persick to settle the matter after she denied cross motions for summary judgment.