Court Sides With District Employee Who Balked at Order to Purge Emails
A fired school district IT director who objected to orders to
wipe out the email archive system was rightfully awarded over $1
million by a jury in 2015, an appellate court decided this month.
Elaine Allyn accused the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District of wrongful termination in 2012, and a jury unanimously awarded her $1.05 million for lost income and $148,000 in damages in 2015...
The district’s legal fees fighting Allyn’s claims
have cost more than $800,000 to date....
provided by Fallbrook’s assistant superintendent Bill Billingsley said
the school board is deciding next steps with legal counsel.
The statement, provided on behalf of Fallbrook’s superintendent
Candace Singh, said in part: “The District is clearly disappointed in
the appellate court’s decision and is reviewing its options to challenge
it further. Although the jury found in the plaintiff’s favor, the
leadership of FUESD steadfastly maintains that Mrs. Allyn was not a
whistleblower, and that her own misconduct justified her termination
from the District.”...
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