Court of Appeals Sets Aside Employee’s Wrongful Discharge Claim

The Arizona Court of Appeals has set aside a $375,000 award to a former City of Surprise police sergeant after finding that she failed to pursue her claim under the Arizona Civil Rights Act. In a decision filed earlier this month, Petersen v City of Surprise, the appellate court noted that evidence at trial showed that the former police sergeant Alicia Peterson had been subjected to sexually abusive harassment. In one instance, she testified that she needed help in the … Continued