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Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them in 2014 in retaliation after they offered damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation conducted by a law firm into the Illinois Republican. Patrick Carlson, George Daglas and Ashvin Lad were told they were being fired for timekeeping abuses, but that was merely a pretext for getting rid of them for implicating their boss, the filing in Cook County Circuit Court alleges. The 10-page civil suit names Rutherford, former chief of staff Kyle Ham and the agency as defendants. Among other demands, the men seek back pay and compensation for future wages and emotional...

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