- Associated Press - Saturday, July 12, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A state worker and his former colleague allege in lawsuits that their supervisor bullied them, made light of their disabilities and eventually disciplined them when they complained.

The employees both worked under the same supervisor at the Department of Human Services. They filed their lawsuits July 2 and are collectively seeking $521,600 in damages.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://stjr.nl/1kPgGC7) that Brian Spangrud is a child welfare supervisor who alleges he was demoted to a position beneath his skill set in retaliation for filing grievances against his boss.

Ashley Olson was an office specialist who was fired during her trial service period. Their complaints don’t describe their disabilities.

Officials at the Departments of Human Services and Justice declined to comment.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com

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