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Six Ex-Pulaski County Attorney employees file lawsuit

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paster

Prospect, TN

#1 Jan 27, 2011
Six former employees of the Pulaski County Attorney's Office have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington alleging that the newly elected county attorney fired them for not supporting his campaign.

Angela Bray, Sara Coffey, Traci Flynn, Kristi Hollen, Jennifer Trotter and Lisa Rutherford said their firings were unconstitutional and violated their federal rights. They asked to be reinstated to their positions and to receive compensation for humiliation, embarrassment, suffering and lost earnings, as well as punitive damages.

All the employees were fired by Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield in late December or early January, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Hatfield declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday.

The plaintiffs did not support Hatfield during the May 2010 Republican primary but supported his opponent, former Pulaski County Attorney William Thompson, by displaying signs, attending campaign events and associating with others who supported Thompson, the lawsuit said.

http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/27/1614164/ex...
oh well

Corbin, KY

#2 Jan 27, 2011
paster wrote:
Six former employees of the Pulaski County Attorney's Office have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington alleging that the newly elected county attorney fired them for not supporting his campaign.
Angela Bray, Sara Coffey, Traci Flynn, Kristi Hollen, Jennifer Trotter and Lisa Rutherford said their firings were unconstitutional and violated their federal rights. They asked to be reinstated to their positions and to receive compensation for humiliation, embarrassment, suffering and lost earnings, as well as punitive damages.
All the employees were fired by Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield in late December or early January, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Hatfield declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday.
The plaintiffs did not support Hatfield during the May 2010 Republican primary but supported his opponent, former Pulaski County Attorney William Thompson, by displaying signs, attending campaign events and associating with others who supported Thompson, the lawsuit said.
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/27/1614164/ex...
Cry me A river! I just hope they have got there child support paid up LOL.
hmmm

Murphy, NC

#3 Jan 27, 2011
if these were the people from the child support office they were probably fired for not doing their jobs..... no kidding in november i sat outside of the office waiting for one of the employees to talk to me for almost 1 hour while waiting i saw at least 8 employees go on smoke breaks... 2 of which took like 20 mins... yea i smoke it dosent take 20 mins to smoke a cig... and why bother even having a phone number for that office... they never answer and never call anyone back!! i hope the new people are better then they were.....
glad

Elizabethtown, KY

#5 Jan 28, 2011
hmmm wrote:
if these were the people from the child support office they were probably fired for not doing their jobs..... no kidding in november i sat outside of the office waiting for one of the employees to talk to me for almost 1 hour while waiting i saw at least 8 employees go on smoke breaks... 2 of which took like 20 mins... yea i smoke it dosent take 20 mins to smoke a cig... and why bother even having a phone number for that office... they never answer and never call anyone back!! i hope the new people are better then they were.....
They are better, after a year and a half of trying to get a problem solved going to the child support office almost every week trying to talk to someone (and when i did talk to someone they were rude and hateful and wouldn't even give me the time of day) I went there this last Monday to talk to my case-worker once again only to find out she was "no longer working there". The person that took her place was nice, and actually listened to me...by the time i left the building Monday my problem had been solved. I was very happy that my former case-worker was no longer employed there. I didn't find out she was fired until i read this post.
Poster

Hazard, KY

#6 Jan 28, 2011
paster wrote:
Six former employees of the Pulaski County Attorney's Office have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington alleging that the newly elected county attorney fired them for not supporting his campaign.
Angela Bray, Sara Coffey, Traci Flynn, Kristi Hollen, Jennifer Trotter and Lisa Rutherford said their firings were unconstitutional and violated their federal rights. They asked to be reinstated to their positions and to receive compensation for humiliation, embarrassment, suffering and lost earnings, as well as punitive damages.
All the employees were fired by Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield in late December or early January, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Hatfield declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday.
The plaintiffs did not support Hatfield during the May 2010 Republican primary but supported his opponent, former Pulaski County Attorney William Thompson, by displaying signs, attending campaign events and associating with others who supported Thompson, the lawsuit said.
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/27/1614164/ex...
It couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of rude "gatekeepers." I hope they get nothing.
Why are they upset anyway? Thompson should still have a job for them. After all, they did work for him, didn't they?
Poster

Hazard, KY

#7 Jan 28, 2011
glad wrote:
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They are better, after a year and a half of trying to get a problem solved going to the child support office almost every week trying to talk to someone (and when i did talk to someone they were rude and hateful and wouldn't even give me the time of day) I went there this last Monday to talk to my case-worker once again only to find out she was "no longer working there". The person that took her place was nice, and actually listened to me...by the time i left the building Monday my problem had been solved. I was very happy that my former case-worker was no longer employed there. I didn't find out she was fired until i read this post.
I didn't have an issue with the child support division, but I know someone that was owed thousands of dollars and they did nothing to collect it for her. I understand why Mr. Hatfield wouldn't want them to disgrace his good name. Good enough reason to fire them in my book.
I am sure he can successful defend the lawsuit.

“You Stay Classy, Somerset.”

Since: Dec 10

Black Mesa East

#8 Jan 28, 2011
paster wrote:
Six former employees of the Pulaski County Attorney's Office have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Lexington alleging that the newly elected county attorney fired them for not supporting his campaign.
Angela Bray, Sara Coffey, Traci Flynn, Kristi Hollen, Jennifer Trotter and Lisa Rutherford said their firings were unconstitutional and violated their federal rights. They asked to be reinstated to their positions and to receive compensation for humiliation, embarrassment, suffering and lost earnings, as well as punitive damages.
All the employees were fired by Pulaski County Attorney Martin Hatfield in late December or early January, according to the lawsuit filed Wednesday. Hatfield declined to comment on the lawsuit Thursday.
The plaintiffs did not support Hatfield during the May 2010 Republican primary but supported his opponent, former Pulaski County Attorney William Thompson, by displaying signs, attending campaign events and associating with others who supported Thompson, the lawsuit said.
http://www.kentucky.com/2011/01/27/1614164/ex...
It's nice to see those people come forward.

To the PCSD....your day of reckoning will come.
Hmmm

United States

#9 Jan 28, 2011
Don't lump all of these people in the same group. My caseworker is listed and she did alot for me and my kids over the last 10 years!! I'm glad she filed a lawsuit and I hope she gets what she deserves. He should have never fired her to begin with.

To the one with the good experience (thinking you might be an employee) I'm still waiting on a call back from 2 weeks ago and when I went in the lady at the window was more interested in texting than looking up at me.

I want my old caseworker back. Atleast she'd respond to me when I came in.

Level 8

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#10 Jan 28, 2011
Ferret , somebody done made youn's mad - wow -
yeah

Tomball, TX

#12 Jan 28, 2011
See
Abraham Lincoln

London, KY

#13 Jan 28, 2011
This is not how you preserve the Union. This whole country needs to be saturated and re-organized from the ground up.
Joy

Eubank, KY

#14 Jan 28, 2011
He should of kept them all and seen who worked and then let them go, Troxtle, Girdler, Woods and Hatfield have such big ego's and so full of theirselfs their big heads can't fit through the door when they walk in a door way, when are people going to relize that the taxpayers pay for the mistakes they make and their ego's!! I have counted them, here are the federal cases, Roger Estep against the city, Whitaker against the Sheriff's office, Troxtle the county clerk and now Hatfield, the new county attorney, thats not even including the one with 6 somerset police department supervisors , that has been settled already, it seems like with all these cases flaring up in the federal court system, it should be a red flag to someone about politics in Pulaski County? Shoot that's not including the FBI going to city hall to get records earlier in the year, this place is a cess pool.
lol

Somerset, KY

#15 Jan 28, 2011
Well yeah some 0f the people that was at the child support office did not do their job that is for sure. My sister has had a case there for awhile and not a thing has been don e for her she has called and gave them every peice of information that they have. The worker had done no work on the case herself to even try to locate the father @ all.
Uggghhhh

United States

#16 Jan 28, 2011
Well there aren't new people at child support. It's just a few of the workers that were not let go. No more are doing child support. They have more cases now so it'll be worse than ever!
voter taxpayer

Corbin, KY

#17 Jan 28, 2011
Uggghhhh wrote:
Well there aren't new people at child support. It's just a few of the workers that were not let go. No more are doing child support. They have more cases now so it'll be worse than ever!
Sounds like to me they are just down sizing to save tax dollars an keeping the ones that do work.
Uggghhhh

United States

#18 Jan 28, 2011
Well I saw the ones he kept. Might be a couple that will but several that won't.
Good Riddance

Glasgow, KY

#20 Jan 28, 2011
KRS 18A.140
IceQueen

United States

#21 Jan 28, 2011
Good Riddance wrote:
KRS 18A.140
Thanks for the posting the statute. It looks like they do have a case. Another stupid somerset political mistake that we have to suffer for. Howver if he's an attorney wouldn't he be aware that what he did was against the law?

“You Stay Classy, Somerset.”

Since: Dec 10

Black Mesa East

#22 Jan 28, 2011
Knowitall9 wrote:
Ferret , somebody done made youn's mad - wow -
You noticed.

This wreaks of racketeering.
Poster

Hazard, KY

#23 Jan 28, 2011
Hmmm wrote:
Don't lump all of these people in the same group. My caseworker is listed and she did alot for me and my kids over the last 10 years!! I'm glad she filed a lawsuit and I hope she gets what she deserves. He should have never fired her to begin with.
To the one with the good experience (thinking you might be an employee) I'm still waiting on a call back from 2 weeks ago and when I went in the lady at the window was more interested in texting than looking up at me.
I want my old caseworker back. Atleast she'd respond to me when I came in.
But the boss man lost the election. They were never employed by Mr. Hatfield. I think he can employ whomever he will.

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