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Nadine Trujillo v. City of EspaƱola and David Valdez

Nadine Trujillo resigned under duress on May 31, 2019 from her job as Espanola Utilities Billing Supervisor. Ms. Trujillo has sued the City and its former City Manager, David Valdez, alleging they constructively discharged her after/through weeks of retaliation including a hostile work environment beginning April 12th, improper police investigation, interrogation, and intimidation on April 27th and May 7th, and forced workplace administrative leave on May 15th. The Complaint alleges the City and Valdez subjected Ms. Trujillo to this retaliation for her good-faith report to the City of facts implicating Valdez in the theft of $18,000.00 in City funds on April 12th.