Tort filed claims sexual harassment, discrimination, and county coverups

Tort filed claims sexual harassment, discrimination, and county coverups
LEWISTON, ID - Joan Way has filed a tort claim against the county, and is seeking $500,000 in damages.

Way, who's an employee at the Nez Perce county prosecutor’s office, alleges that she was unlawfully demoted from her position as victim advocate without cause. The county responded by saying that her previous position changed, as her work load was being taken back by the city.

"The city took their case loads back to prosecute misdemeanor domestic violence cases themselves, something the county had been doing for a while," said Nez Perce County Commissioner Doug Havens. "When we lost that case load, job status was changed on a specific position."

The three-page document goes on to say that she experiences ongoing sexual harassment in the work place by Prosecuting Attorney Dan Spickler. Again, Way is seeking half-a-million dollars in damages. The County has 90 days to respond.