Fired Idaho transportation director wins key ruling

From The Spokesman-Review

BOISE – U.S. Magistrate Judge Ron Bush has ruled in favor of fired Idaho Transportation Director Pam Lowe on a key point in her wrongful-firing case: That she wasn’t an “at-will” employee who could be dismissed without cause.

It’s a significant win for Lowe, who contends her firing came because she tried to scale back a big contract with a politically well-connected firm; that she was fired without cause and without being allowed a hearing; and that she was discriminated against because she’s female.