Social Worker Seeks Judicial Protection From Supervisor

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky-based state social worker is seeking judicial protection from officials from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Jami Hall of Jessamine County wants a restraining order against her supervisor, Grace Akers, who she says came to her home with a police officer on March 28 to deliver written reprimands.

Hall filed a "whistle-blower" lawsuit against her supervisors in November, saying they retaliated against her because she cooperated in state investigations of alleged office misconduct.

Officials with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services declined to comment on the allegations..m. on April 25.

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