|Former South Bend Director of Code Inspection Shubhada Kambli|
Haygood's lawsuit alleges he was fired because of his age in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA"). In addition to the city, Haygood's lawsuit names Mayor Buttigieg and Kambli as defendants. The lawsuit alleged that Mayor Buttigieg "knew or should have known that Kambli was not qualified to serve as Director of Code Enforcement" and that she "possessed discriminatory animus towards others in the workplace." Kambli abruptly resigned her job last month, citing personal reasons, after less than two years in her position. The city declined to comment on the lawsuit. Mayor Buttigieg just returned from a 6-month deployment in Afghanistan where he served as a Naval intelligence officer where he said he was assigned to a counterterrorism unit charged with "targeting the connection between narcotics and insurgent financing."