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Polk County supervisor: HR director’s firing politically motivated


Axios Des Moines: Polk County’s human resources director was fired for his handling of an alleged sexual harassment claim against supervisor Matt McCoy, as first reported this week by CityView. McCoy told Axios on Thursday that the accusation against him is false and that former HR director Jim Nahas’ termination is politically motivated. The situation raises serious questions about whether a toxic, hostile work environment exists in the highest ranks of our county government. A female Polk County employee said she heard McCoy describe her in physically threatening, vulgar and sexually demoralizing terms during an October meeting that Nahas attended, according to the Jan. 5 letter outlining Nahas’ termination.

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