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N. Idaho Firefighter Files Harassment Claim

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - 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 (http://bit.ly/16TSKLs) 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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