Jessamine emergency medical services director to resign after sexual harassment suits filed

gkocher1@herald-leader.comMay 21, 2014 

Jerry Domidion

Jerry Domidion, the director of Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services who was named as a defendant in sexual harassment lawsuits, will resign that position effective June 1.

Jessamine County Fiscal Court accepted Domidion's resignation during a Wednesday meeting, said County Attorney Brian Goettl. The court met Wednesday because Tuesday, its normal meeting day, was a primary election day.

Domidion's attorney, Nathan Billings, notified Goettl by email that Domidion would resign.

Domidion, 45, was placed on paid administrative leave on Friday. On Monday, a third suit naming Domidion and Jessamine Fiscal Court as defendants was filed in Nicholasville. In the suit, former EMS employee Tina Griggs makes numerous allegations about Domidion, including that he rubbed his genitals against her leg.

A suit filed in February by former EMS employee Katherine Hurst alleges that Domidion engaged in "continuing, pervasive, outrageous and unlawful conduct of a sexual nature directed at" Hurst and "numerous other subordinate female employees."

A 2012 suit filed by Andrew Wood, a former emergency medical services employee, alleges Domidion retaliated against Wood after Wood had expressed support for Griggs, who had filed an earlier, internal sexual-harassment complaint against Domidion.

Domidion was named 2013 EMS Director of the Year by the Kentucky Ambulance Providers Association East Region, which comprises 22 counties including all of Central Kentucky. Domidion's employment with Jessamine County Emergency Services began in 1996 as a paramedic. During his tenure, the county emergency medical services introduced a cost-effective billing system and created a preventive maintenance program for trucks and equipment.

Greg Kocher: (859) 231-3305. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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