Social worker sues state over mistreatment, case problems

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — A state social worker has filed a lawsuit claiming he was mistreated by supervisors after reporting problems with dozens of cases.

The lawsuit says Tim Williams experienced retaliation and harassment after he reported problems. The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/1gTdFWT) his complaints included concerns about 93 cases of alleged child abuse or neglect had been misplaced and not investigated for months.

Williams is a 14-year employee with the Cabinet for Health and Family Service in its Northern Bluegrass service region.

He says he was abruptly transferred from his job after reporting management problems.

Cabinet officials declined to comment on Williams’ lawsuit. Officials with the Department for Community Based Services say they have launched an investigation into the missing cases.

Williams has since returned to his original work site in Gallatin County.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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