Iowa to pay $125K in wrong-firing case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state of Iowa has settled a wrongful-firing case for $125,000.

The Des Moines Register says (http://dmreg.co/1b58DPB ) Cynthia Marshall had said she was wrongfully fired from her Polk County District Court job after she complained in 2009 of workplace violence and verbal harassment by another worker.

Documents say authorities determined that the employee had done nothing wrong. Instead, it found that Marshall had violated workplace policies. She was fired.

An administrative secretary who made a statement supporting Marshall also was fired.

The settlement became public Tuesday when it was approved by the State Appeal Board.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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