Recently, the former librarian at a private school in one of Houston's suburbs filed a civil lawsuit against her ex-employer, claiming a number of unlawful actions.
The alleged case began when the former worker complained about being sexually harassed by a coach at the school. The librarian was then fired for making a complaint, which prompted the lawsuit.
The ex-employee had spoken with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which has begun helping her in the suit. The lawsuit named a number of defendants, including the school's principal, other employees, members of the school board and the school's owner. The case claims these people are guilty of sexual harassment, retaliation, malicious criminal prosecution, defamation and conspiracy.
The plaintiffs also claim the school called the police on the ex-worker's husband and teachers refused to read her child's name at an award ceremony because of the allegations.
The case highlights the importance of instituting and practicing legal business practices, lest expensive professional liability lawsuits arise. Furthermore, such cases can cause considerable reputational damage.