Protesters gathered outside the Arboretum last spring to demand the resignation of the facility’s CEO. A story in the Dallas Morning News celebrates retiring Dallas Arboretum CEO Mary Brinigar and minimizes discrimination lawsuits in which she’s named.
Arboretum Vice President Terry Lendecker said in the article that the facility “has submitted position statements requested by the EEOC and fully cooperated with all investigations.
We are just awaiting EEOC determinations.” EEOC has weighed in, and in at least one case has said the complaint may move to trial.
Brinigar addresses the lawsuits only saying she was “stunned by them,” but they have nothing to do with the timing of her retirement.