Brady Churches, former executive of several companies including Big Lots Inc, has been named CEO of Tuesday Morning Corp, will be taking Kathleen Mason’s place.
In August, the former CEO Kathleen Mason filed a lawsuit alleging that the board of Tuesday Morning Corp fired her because she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and her treatment was costing the company too much money.
Companies are not legally allowed to fire employees based on disability, and Mason has filed suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for personal damages, as well as her position within the company.
Churches inherits a company that suffered some reported financial loss in its fourth quarter last month. However, overall the company’s stock is rising.
The new Tuesday Morning CEO has an illustrious history. He served as the president of Marketing Resources Ltd, as well as Value City Department Stores’ home store unit between 2002 and 2006. He spent more than 20 years working with Big Lots, and even had a stint as president with the company between 1993 and 1995.
While Kathleen Mason fights her termination, Tuesday Morning Corp contends that she was fired for legal reasons. Allegedly, the board fired the CEO because of “extraordinary destruction of shareholder value.” Mason, and her lawyer Rogge Dunn, say that the board did not state any financial concern when she was fired, and her benefits package from the company – which included a 10-year consultancy clause and an 18-month non-compete agreement – was designed to retain her skills while keeping her out of the company’s spotlight.
Brady Churches’ position as CEO is effective immediately, per Tuesday Morning Corp’s board.
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