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Tort/Negligence – Wrongful Termination – REDA – Workers’ Compensation Claim – Sheriff – Official Capacity (access required)

White v. Cochran Plaintiff sued the sheriff for violating the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act, but her right-to-sue letter referred to the sheriff’s department. Although the complaint does not explicitly say whether plaintiff is suing the sheriff in his individual or official capacity, a review of the complaint indicates that plaintiff is suing the sheriff in his official capacity, which is the same as suing the sheriff’s department. The trial court erred in dismissing the complaint for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. Reversed.

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