CULTURE & ARTS
04/19/2013 10:50 am ET Updated Jun 19, 2013

San Francisco Fine Arts Museums's Curator Sues Over Firing

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The former longtime curator of European art at San Francisco's Fine Art Museums has challenged her firing in court, saying she was dismissed illegally for supporting a union demonstration and protesting financial fraud.

Lynn Orr had worked for the museums for 29 years and as curator for 11 years when she was fired Nov. 20. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in San Francisco Superior Court, she said the museums' human resources director, Charles Castillo, told her she was being terminated because of her performance, even though managers had never criticized her work in the past.

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