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Former Iowa corrections employee wins discrimination lawsuit

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - A Woodbury County District court judge is ordering the State of Iowa to pay a former employee more than $400,000 for emotional distress and lost wages.

Court documents say 62-year-old Deborah Campbell was employed the Iowa Department of Correctional Services.

Campbell testified starting in 2006, the office environment she worked in became harassing and set a double standard for men and women.

Documents say she brought concerns up to personnel, but was ultimately fired in February of 2008.

Campbell brought a lawsuit forward and testified she was discriminated against by her employer.

A judge has ruled in Campbell's favor.

Documents say Campbell is to be paid more than $400,000 dollars, including $150,000 for emotional distress.

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