Buffalo HR Director Fired

January 10, 2011 Updated Jan 10, 2011 at 6:48 PM EDT

By Laura Gray

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January 10, 2011 Updated Jan 10, 2011 at 6:48 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) -- Human Resources Director Karla Thomas is out of a job. Mayor Byron Brown fired Thomas this afternoon (Monday). The mayor's move comes just hours after Arbitrator Michael Battle made a recommendation supporting the mayor's decision to terminate Thomas. She had been on the job pending Battle's recommendation.
Thomas had a six year contract. She was hired in September 2008. Her attorney tells Eyewitness News he will file a lawsuit to get Thomas her salary for the remaining years.