- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - A former employee in the Dona Ana County Clerk’s Office who was fired after alerting authorities to alleged wrongdoing within the office has sued the county.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1WFPxXS) Robert Hernandez alleges in his 19-page lawsuit that he was subjected to cronyism, harassment, retaliation, creation of a hostile work environment and outrageous conduct that adversely affected his employment at the county.

Hernandez worked as a temporary employee at the county office.

He had tipped off authorities to an alleged voter ID theft and check-cashing scheme within the office.

The allegations surfaced June 1 and Hernandez was notified days later that his job would be ending.

County officials have said the dismissal wasn’t related to Hernandez’s actions in alerting law enforcement of the allegations or the alleged scam.

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Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com


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