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Tue Dec 3, 2019, 04:12 PM

$1 million: Idaho ordered to pay former corrections employee's legal fees

Earlier this year, a Boise federal jury awarded $1.8 million to a former Idaho prison employee.

Last week, a federal judge ordered the state to pay $1 million in legal fees the employee incurred successfully suing the state.

Cynthia Fuller, a former Idaho probation and parole officer, accused Idaho Department of Correction administrators of creating a hostile work environment and causing emotional distress after she reported a co-worker, with whom she had been in a relationship, raped her.

Fuller claimed she was raped by co-worker Herbt Cruz three times over a two-week period in 2011. Her lawsuit focused on how her supervisors at the Caldwell probation and parole office and IDOCís top administrators handled her claims and other complaints by female employees about Cruz.

Read more: https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article237999824.html

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