Former employee sues Clark County Fire & Rescue

first_imgA former Clark County Fire & Rescue employee is suing the department, alleging that she was forced out because she was married to another employee, despite the fact multiple related men have worked at the district without reproach.The suit filed Monday in Clark County Superior Court seeks damages for Jennifer Yager — following her alleged wrongful termination in 2015 — in an amount to be proven at trial. However, Yager’s attorney Robert S. Milesnick previously stated in a notice for a tort claim that his client is entitled to at least $970,000 in damages.Yager, 47, was with the district for more than 19 years — starting with Clark County Fire District 11 — and worked as an administrative secretary, administrative assistant, grant writer and district human resources manager. She married Dan Yager, another district employee, in 2000, the suit states.Despite Jennifer Yager and her husband working together for 15 years as a married couple, District Commissioner Larry Bartel in April 2015 proposed implementing an anti-nepotism policy in order to keep the two from working together, according to the complaint. It was later determined that such a policy would be illegal to enforce retroactively.In September 2015, Interim Chief Ron Oliver told Jennifer Yager that her position was being eliminated for “financial reasons.” However, a budget presented by the former chief kept Yager on as the district finance and human resources manager, a plan that the board approved, the suit states.last_img