Former Bedford County Corrections Officer Wins Wrongful Firing Lawsuit

lawsuitA Bedford County jury has awarded a former corrections officer $385,000 in damages following a civil trial over her firing in 2012.
The jury found that Virginia Lynn Hall was terminated from her position at Bedford County Jail in violation of the Tennessee Human Rights Act, awarding damages following a four-day civil trial last week.
Hall had sued for gender discrimination — claiming she was fired for the escape of a male prisoner in 2012, while a relative of then-sheriff Randall Boyce kept his job.
She had also demanded unspecified damages for loss of earnings, front pay compensation or reinstatement, compensatory damages for mental distress, emotional anguish, humiliation, and embarrassment, attorney fees, and prejudgment interest.
(Courtesy of the Shelbyville Times Gazette)