A Washington school superintendent is suing the school board in Richland for more than $1 million for an alleged act of discrimination. The Richland School Superintendent was fired because of an affair with another district employee, but has now turned the lawsuit into an issue of discrimination and declared that the board set him apart from the rest because of his marital status. The school board Chairman Rick Jansons says that the lawsuit is without merit, and that the man was fired because of a variety of different issues that were going on regarding his employment.
The Tri-City Herald reports that the board is already concentrating on hiring a new superintendent and does not expect to reinstate the former employee with the initials J.B. in his previous position. J.B. was fired back in January after violating a morals clause that was in his contract. As well, it is alleged that he disrupted the school where the employee worked. J.B.’s relationship with the other school district employee was allegedly consensual and he was not the woman’s direct supervisor. If you believe that you have been fired because you were discriminated against, then you have the right to seek compensation. You deserve to be apologized to and treated respectfully as it is illegal for employers to discriminate against their employees without warrant.
By sitting down with a Washington employment attorney, you will be able to get the straight scoop on how discrimination lawsuits work and determine whether or not you have a case. The HKM Employment Attorneys have handled many cases and even works with Fortune 500 companies. This firm will provide you with high-quality, professional, and informed representation and help you to work towards the compensation or restoration that you deserve. Call (206) 629-9789 today for more information or to schedule a consultation!