Fargo firefighter, city settle discrimination lawsuit

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FARGO, ND (AP) - A former Fargo firefighter and the city have settled a discrimination lawsuit.

The Fargo City Commission has approved paying Scot Kelsh $63,000 to settle his claim that he was the victim of discrimination after he was diagnosed with a health issue.

Kelsh, a state representative, originally sued the city for $1.8 million claiming discrimination and violation of confidentiality after he was diagnosed with a work-related disability. He was fired by the city in 2016.

He claimed in his federal lawsuit that his disability, post-traumatic stress disorder, was revealed during one of his appeals to the city and he was unable to find a permanent job after that information was made public.