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Former principal files lawsuit for wrongful termination

Being dismissed from a job is not often an easy or enjoyable experience for workers in Oregon or elsewhere. This type of scenario can become even more difficult when a person is unjustly fired as the result of retaliation. Wrongful termination is not uncommon, and workers do have legal rights when it comes to addressing this type of action.

It was recently reported that a former out-of-state principal has filed a lawsuit due to what she believes was wrongful termination. According to reports, the woman believed that the school district was participating in illegal practices by "dangerously understaffing" the emotional behavior disorder programs. She also claims that this understaffing resulted in her suffering physical violence from students on two separate occasions, one in which she was stabbed and another in which she was punched.

She filed a report about the illegal practices and claimed she would expose them. She believes she was terminated as a result of her report and claims. The school district's reason for her firing was reported as being related to improper use of school funds. She was put on leave before her dismissal and was reportedly told to tell people she was sick if she was asked why she was out. It was not detailed what outcomes she hopes to achieve with the lawsuit, though similar claims often seek recovery of monetary damages and reinstatement to the former position, when appropriate.

It can often feel as if individuals are out of options after being fired. However, it is possible for Oregon workers to assert their legal rights and fight against wrongful termination. It may be useful for interested individuals to have their situations reviewed by legal professionals in order to fully understand their options.

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