The former administrator for a nursing school campus in Van Nuys is now suing his former employer for wrongful discharge and defamation, claiming that he was fire for exposing illegal conduct by school officials. The man filed a complaint on Tuesday and is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. The school officials declined to comment at this time.
According to the former administrator, there began to be inaccuracies and errors in academic record keeping which involved the intentional alteration and fabrication of records to justify federal funding requirements. The man informed his managers about his concerns time and time again until about three months ago when he received an email from a manager asking him to falsify documents that would avoid interruption of federal funding. The man claims that he refused to falsify the documents that related to student attendance and participation in certain projects, and that the administrator became very hostile in response.
He was fired in November on grounds that he slept on the job and was not doing his job adequately. According to the lawsuit filed, the school administration also defamed the man by sending emails to others that contained lies and falsities. Defamation is an unethical behavior that is condemned in the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights and various other legislation. If you have been defamed in any way, you have the right to stand up for your reputation and your good name.
A civil litigation lawyer at our firm will aggressively defend the rights of those who have been wrongfully defamed. At the The Mirkhan Law Firm, we are proud to help victims of defamation seek restitution and damages against parties who have misrepresented or trashed their reputation. Contact an attorney at our firm today to learn about how we can defend your rights.