SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. -

A settlement is off the table, for now, for former Sullivan County highway workers who were fired back in January.

On Thursday, the county commissioners met and considered a settlement offer that would send the fired employees back to work. We are told the commission voted down the settlement offer.

The former employees filed a lawsuit in July against the county, claiming wrongful termination.

The offer will be brought back up before the new commission in September.