Friday, August 24, 2012

Business Review: Army Reserve Colonel Claims She Was Bullied Out of Job

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 1:06 PM

A colonel in the Army Reserve has filed suit against the Idaho Board of Medicine, alleging she was bullied out her position as executive director of the state agency.

The Idaho Business Review reports that Imelda Weddington, who reached the rank of colonel in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps in 2005, claims her career was threatened by two Idaho physicians, Leo Harf and David McCluskey.

"[McClusky] told her that as 'vice-chair,' Dr. Harf would 'control the vote' of the board if [Weddington] took her concerns to the board, that the only way to protect her professional reputation was for her to resign quietly and without complaining," said Weddington's complaint.

IBR's Sean Olson reports that Weddington said she was told that Harf had concerns "about her time off" after performing her duties as Army Reserve emergency preparedness liaison officer for the state.

Weddington's monetary recovery request is not specified in her suit.

Weddington has since found other employment.

In 2005, Weddington was selected as Military Alumni of the Year by the Jacksonville (Ala.) State University ROTC.

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