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Allegations follow former deputy director
By whas11.com
Published: 04/21/2009

(WHAS11) - The former deputy director of the metro jail may have left city government, but sexual harassment and retaliation allegations are following him.

One of the half dozen metro corrections officers who had filed complaints against Kevin Sidebottom is now suing him and metro government.

WHAS11’s Mark Hebert found that Sidebottom has found another job, with Kentucky taxpayers footing the bill.

That's right, the metro jail's number two man who resigned in the midst of controversy last year, was quickly hired by the state corrections department, even as a half dozen complaints were still pending against him in Louisville.

One of those officers who complained about Kevin Sidebottom is now suing him.

Dawn Thompson is a metro corrections officer who's suing her former boss.

Thompson claims in a lawsuit that she was denied a promotion and was the victim of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation after rebuffing Kevin Sidebottom's sexual advances. Sidebottom is the former deputy director of metro corrections.

Thompson is one of six metro jail employees who had filed complaints against Sidebottom alleging various forms of discrimination.

In Thompson's case, a preliminary investigation by metro human resources found Sidebottom had written a letter to officer Thompson telling her he loved her and there was enough evidence that he sexually harassment her. But metro's final report said that it could not substantiate harassment.
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