Educate Truth shares the following news from McCuneWright, LLP.
On July 28, 2011, the law firm of McCuneWright, LLP, on behalf of Dr. Jeffry Kaatz, Dr. James Beach, and Dr. Gary Bradley, filed a complaint against all responsible parties as a result of actions taken against them and La Sierra University in a June 10, 2011 meeting, in which these three long-time and dedicated employees were forced to sign resignation letters.
From a subsequent article by The Press Enterprise dated July 28, 2011:
Richard McCune, the attorney for the three plaintiffs, said his clients are worried that the forced resignations are “not only hurting them personally but harming the university they have devoted their lives to.”
The ironic thing about this statement is that LSU is also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.Â If these men are so concerned about any harm that may come to LSU, why then are they suing LSU itself?
It seems also like Dr. Gary Bradley, one of the plaintiffs in this case, changed his mind about how to proceed:
Bradley, the biology adjunct, said in his e-mail that he was devastated by the turn of events that has led to his resignation, though he gave no explicit indication that he plans to fight the termination on legal grounds. â€œIâ€™m not ready to quitâ€¦. I have many important projects underway here now and many other people will be inconvenienced by my sudden departure,â€ he wrote.
â€œIf you are among those who welcome this transition, I request that you celebrate with dignity,â€ Bradley added. â€œIf you are among those who find this transition upsetting, I ask that you not turn it into a war.â€
From Inside Higher Ed, June 15, 2011