A wrongful termination suit filed against the Carter County Board of Commissioners in Sept. 2016 culminated in a jury trial this week.
The lawsuit alleged that former county employee Becky Wright was terminated for acting in accordance with Oklahoma public policy regarding violations of state policy.
According to Carter County District Court records, the suit also alleged that Wright was terminated after reporting alleged criminal misconduct by then Carter County Clerk Cynthia Harmon.
A jury trial was demanded in the initial filing, along with a request for a monetary judgement of $75,000 plus interest, costs, attorney’s fees and punitive damages.
The case was heard before a jury and Carter County District Judge Thomas Baldwin last week. After hearing witnesses and deliberating the information presented, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff, Becky Wright, and assessed the sum in the amount of $0.