Lawyers for Epping library trustees, fired librarian are in negotiations
Wilkins, who is fighting to get her job back at the Harvey-Mitchell Memorial Library, had been expected to go before trustees Wednesday night for a public hearing on her appeal, but it was called off.
Wilkins, 48, has told the New Hampshire Union Leader that she was fired because she missed too many days of work. She said many of the absences were related to her seasonal depression and anxiety issues.
The termination prompted a rally by dozens of supporters, many of them parents, children and community members, and led to an online petition asking trustees to bring her back. Many described Wilkins as a respected librarian who always went above and beyond and was loved by the children she served.
"I can't say exactly what they're negotiating, but there is some type of negotiations going on," Vose said.
Wilkins held the part-time position for the past 10 years. She has said she's not sure exactly how many days she missed leading up to the firing, but insisted that it was less than a dozen in the past seven months.
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