Beginning of Harassment Suit

1 decade 1 year 4 months ago Thursday, April 26 2007 Apr 26, 2007 Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:59:36 PM CDT April 26, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A lawsuit alleging sexual harassment by a former state agriculture director will go forward. A Cole County judge today denied a request from the Agriculture Department to rule in its favor immediately. Former employee Heather Elder alleges sexual harassment and gender discrimination by the agency's former director, Fred Ferrell. Ferrell was forced to resign a few days after Elder's allegations were made public in late February. The agency sued Elder, seeking to enforce what it says was a settlement agreement. Elder claims a final agreement was never reached. Judge Patricia Joyce says she needs more information before making a final decision.

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