Burnett County Faces Lawsuit From Jail Administrator
Reports have surfaced about a lawsuit that could entitle Burnett County employee Terry Nesvold to lost wages as well as compensation for “damages to his reputation.”
The Burnett County Sentinel reports that the $250,000 lawsuit centers around the dismissal of the jail captain and his 10 years of service to Burnett County. According to the claim, on February 28, 2013, Sheriff (Dean) Roland ordered Nesvold to leave employment with Burnett County and thereafter ordered him not to return to work. The problem is that Nesvold says he never officially resigned from employment with the county.
Nesvold’s lawyer Christopher MacGillis also tells the Sentinel “Nesvold has a right to continue to work and is pursuing a wage claim, Nesvold was not given any due process prior to Sheriff Roland ordering that he leave employment with Burnett County.”
The Sentinel also reports another claim was made in the lawsuit. Nesvold is alleging that Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland threatened and even assaulted him on several occasions, which he says were witnessed by multiple Burnett County employees. Nesvold alleges this created a hostile work environment and is also seeking medical damages in the lawsuit.