Supreme Court gives new life to retaliation case

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday gave new life to a case in which a state trooper said he was retaliated against for successfully appealing his firing almost a decade ago.

The court reversed a lower-court ruling rejecting the lawsuit brought by Highway Patrol Trooper Sage Hill in 2013. It sent the case back to the district court for further review.

Hill had argued that the state violated a law that barred discipline or discrimination "in any way" against employees who properly pursue . . .


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