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Lawyer: Worker fired after refusing to do temperature checks

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SPANISH FORT, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for a city worker who accused an Alabama mayor of slapping her has now been fired after refusing to perform temperature checks at City Hall. 

Attorney Ed Smith says Lyndsey Cooper was dismissed Monday for insubordination by the coastal town of Spanish Fort. He says Cooper has no medical training and refused to take the temperatures of people entering City Hall.

Such screenings are being used to detect people who might be sick from the new coronavirus.

The firing comes eight months after Cooper accused Spanish Fort Mayor Mike McMillan of slapping her at City Hall. A misdemeanor harassment case against the mayor is pending.

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