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Fired Doña Ana worker wins case

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LAS CRUCES – Jurors have awarded a former Doña Ana County worker more than $250,000 as part of a verdict against the county.

Former Public Works Director Jorge Granados and his family shed tears as the decision was announced Wednesday, the Las Cruces Sun News reported.

Granados said he wanted to give a voice to employees who have been retaliated against.

Jurors found the county had created a hostile work environment for Granados and retaliated against him for his efforts in reporting discrimination alleged by another worker.

Jurors awarded Granados more than $60,000 for lost wages and benefits stemming from the six months he was out of work after being fired in June 2010. Another $190,000 was awarded for emotional distress.

The county’s contract attorney said he wasn’t authorized to comment.

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