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Willmar woman wins marital discrimination case against Auto Value Parts

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — State officials say a St. Cloud auto parts company has paid $50,000 to a former employee who claimed her firing amounted to marriage discrimination.

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The Minnesota Department of Human Rights says Auto Value Parts terminated JoDee Goblirsch when her husband went to work for a competitor.

Parent company, Automotive Parts, says Goblirsch's continued employment was a conflict-of-interest because she had access to privileged information. She was a bookkeeper at the company's store in Willmar when her husband decided to take a job with Napa Auto Parts.

Goblirsch filed a complaint with the state, which found the company discriminated against her on the basis of her marital status. Automotive Parts spokesman Aaron Fisk tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZSNZOa ) the company "does not promote discrimination or harassment."

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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