Former Jailer Files Lawsuit Against Sheriff’s Department
Attorneys for David Vaughan of Hays filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging violations under the Kansas Whistleblower Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Sheriff Harbin told Hays Post,” There is some history there. He was not fired he actually resigned and we are just going to let the attorneys and the courts handle this.”
The lawsuit says Vaughan filed a voluntary statement on March 7, 2011, alleging a jailer used physical force and a stun gun on the inmate.
The following month, Vaughan asked his employer for “reasonable accommodations” for his disabilities. He suffers from diabetes and depression.
Vaughan alleges he was fired in September 2011 due to his disability and for “whistleblowing.”