December 27, 2013 in Idaho

Kootenai County deputy prosecutor rehired

Kenneth Stone, 70, filed a wrongful termination lawsuit
ASSOCIATED PRESS
 

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — A former Kootenai County deputy prosecutor who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit after he was fired in March 2011 has reached a settlement and has been rehired.

The Coeur d’Alene Press reports the county and Kenneth Stone reached a confidential monetary settlement, the lawsuit was dismissed and Stone was returned to his position with full salary and benefits.

Stone, who is 70, claimed in the lawsuit that he was pushed out of his job because of his age and for refusing to take a psychosexual examination after another deputy prosecutor accused him of “unwanted shoulder touching.” Stone argued such evaluations are reserved for “heinous sexual predators.”

Stone said he believed county officials began building a case to fire him after learning he planned to work beyond retirement age.

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus