Many local governments have found themselves in a position where they need to make cuts in order to continue providing needed services with less money. Those cuts can affect police departments across the country. However, one police woman who was let go from her position does not believe economic cuts are to blame, and she has filed a wrongful termination suit against the country. Any Colorado city or state employee who believes their job may have been wrongfully cut may want to follow the story of the female deputy.
The woman was one of four deputies on payroll. She contends she had seniority, yet the three men she worked with kept their jobs and she didn’t. She also alleges she was reprimanded for punching in to work minutes late while the men she worked with were not. She claims she also reported misdoings at the workplace and was not taken seriously or talked to by the male deputies after that.
The deputy also claims that one of the male deputies resigned and another man was hired for the job. There was no effort made to bring her back on as a deputy to replace the one who left. She is seeking damages, both compensatory and punitive, against the county.
Wrongful termination cases can be a challenge to prove. However, the worker may benefit by documenting discriminatory acts and hostile workplace conditions. Moreover, keeping a record of ongoing issues may also be helpful in building a strong case. Anyone facing a situation they believe to be wrongful termination in Colorado may benefit from understanding their rights and protections. A successful wrongful termination suit can lead to getting one’s job back and/or a monetary award for past and future wages.
Source: newsitem.com, Lawsuit filed against county by former deputy sheriff Cites sexual discrimination, wrongful termination, Rob Wheary, Jan. 18, 2014