N. Idaho firefighter files harrassment claim

N. Idaho firefighter files harrassment claim

N. Idaho firefighter files harrassment claim

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A northern Idaho firefighter has filed a $1 million claim against the Sagle Fire District contending the district failed to stop harassment from a supervisor following the end of a romantic relationship.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Katie Loper filed the claim Wednesday, citing negligence, wrongful termination, defamation and lost wages.

The claim is a precursor to a lawsuit against a government entity.

Loper contends the harassment began after she ended a relationship with a supervisor, and that her complaints to higher-ups failed to lead to a solution.

The claim says a doctor advised Loper not to return to work until a plan for a safe work environment was put in place.

Loper contents that plan amounted to the supervisor being on his best behavior around her.

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