School, Former Assistant Principal Settle Whistleblower Lawsuit For $150,000

I am an employee rights lawyer, representing employees only across Florida and Georgia, and I deeply value those who courageously come forward and speak out, especially those who speak out to protect others.

And so I congratulate today one of my clients whose case we just settled against a high school in North Florida.  She was a new assistant principal there who’d heard reports that a senior school administrator was allegedly harassing female teachers and students.  Those reports had circulated for years, but no one had ever come forward to challenge the powerful administrator.  My client  was alarmed at the reports, some of which she heard first-hand from students, and acted swiftly to force the school and the Florida Department of Education to investigate.  In the weeks that followed  the accused administrator involved left the school.  Predictably, however, forces within the school that were loyal to the departed executive – notwithstanding the shocking allegations – turned against my client and began harassing her for coming forward.  That is a price the courageous sometimes pay, but my client was more than willing to pay it to protect the students.  The media reported the settlement here.

She decided for her own reasons to leave the school and landed on her feet in a spectacular new job, where she is helping underprivileged children at an underfunded public school.  Many of the children at this new school don’t have the support at home they need to learn, and some wouldn’t have food for the weekend if my client and her colleagues didn’t chip in.

Sometimes things turn out just the way they should.  The administrator at her old school is gone, in large part because of her determination to protect the children, and the children at her new school have gained a saint.

I fly out of bed every morning, and can’t wait to get to the office, precisely because of people like this client.  Justice was done, and the children at both schools are better because of her.

Jim Garrity

Florida & Georgia Employee Rights Lawyer

Toll-Free Telephone: 1-800-663-7999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Categories: Retaliation, Whistleblowers

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