FAIRFIELD — A deputy probation officer for Solano County sued the county and her boss this week, claiming they violated her civil rights and are also guilty of breach of contract.
Crystal Turner, a deputy probation officer for more than a decade, was a supervisor of juvenile offenders in Vallejo when she was fired in 2010 for off-duty marijuana use, dishonesty and making threats to coworkers, according to her lawsuit. Turner’s termination was overturned in 2011 by an arbitrator and she was reinstated into the Probation Department.
Turner’s lawsuit alleges that since getting reinstated, she has twice been refused chances to land a job in the department other than her current position as a court officer at the Fairfield courthouse. Turner claims her boss told her she could not work in any job where she might have to testify in court in criminal cases and be exposed to defense attorneys quizzing her about the circumstances that led to her temporary termination.
Judge Harry S. Kinnicutt is scheduled to first consider Turner’s lawsuit in February 2014.
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