Californians may have heard about this former basketball coach and how she is suing for wrongful termination. According to her wrongful termination case, she was forced out of her job at San Diego State University because she was demanding that women’s athletics be treated equally at the school. The Feb. 20 report claims that the school is in breach of contract due to forcing the coach out.
The woman in question has been a coach at the school for a number of years, being a helpful element in the Aztecs women’s basketball history. According to the news, the team has won 295 vs. 186 in 16 seasons. That itself should speak to the quality of her coaching, but the allegations against the woman are quite different from what she suggests. In fact, if what she claims happened actually did, she may be unveiling a larger issue that originally predicted.
The school reported that she had struck a subordinate, but she reported she never intentionally hit anyone. She believes that claim is simply an excuse to retaliate against her for wanting equal rights for women’s basketball. The school itself will not speak on pending litigation, according to the university’s spokesman. This is a frightening idea, though, that anyone would be fired or forced out due to wanting equality for students.
In her lawsuit, the woman claims that the school has been in breach of contract and went as far as to make up information to let her go. She retired in April, according to the news, but only because she was told she would be fired if she didn’t. She believes that the reason was simply due to wanting equality for her team.
Those who believe they have been the victim of wrongful termination may have a right to seek compensation for a variety of claims, including back wages and a tarnished reputation. Those considering such action may find the advice of an employment attorney helpful.
Source: 760KFMB, “Former San Diego State coach sues for wrongful termination” Matt Johnson, Feb. 20, 2014