Facebook Comment on Missing Phone Lands in Federal Court… for now

Updated 4 years ago by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter
Facebook Comment on Missing Phone Lands in Federal Court… for now

A woman who’s i-phone was stolen at a local restaurant complained on Facebook that she could not recommend the eatery. A day later, Ohio County Sheriff Patrick Butler told Sonya Olako to get out of the courthouse and not return to her job as an administrative assistant.

Originally, Ms. Olako was told she would be suspended for one or two days due to the bad Facebook post of the restaurant, apparently owned by a friend of the sheriff.

However, when the administrative assistant requested a grievance proceeding and presence of her attorney, the Sheriff told her to “leave her keys and door card and get out”.

Her FB comment was posted during non-working hours from her home computer.

She has filed a multiple count wrongful termination and breach of contract complaint against the Ohio County Commission. The Commission deemed it a civil rights complaint and moved it to federal court. The former administrative aide wants the case heard in state court.

You can download the initial complaint by clicking here.  

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