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Former Jefferson County employee awarded $400,000 in retaliation lawsuit

A former Jefferson County employee was awarded $400,000 after a jury found that she was subjected to retaliation for testifying against former Justice of the Peace Thurman Bartie.

Ha Penny Nguyen claims that Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam harassed her in retaliation for her testimony against Bartie, a political ally of Gillam’s.

Bartie was banned from the judiciary in 2003 after being investigated by a state tribunal for alleged offensive courtroom behavior.

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Former Jefferson County employee awarded $400,000 in retaliation lawsuit
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