This June 30, 2011 file photo shows former Senate Republican spokesman Michael B

Ex-Minn. Senate employee takes step toward lawsuit


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former Minnesota legislative employee who was fired after having an affair with the Senate majority leader filed a complaint Wednesday that could be a precursor to a lawsuit, his attorney said.

Michael Brodkorb registered a gender discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a necessary step before pursuing an action in court, attorney Philip Villaume said.

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