Suit asserts COM fired Hitchcock woman for reporting theft to school officials

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 25, 2013, 2:22pm

GALVESTON - Alleging a local community college terminated her for reporting suspicious activity, Hitchcock local Annette Anderson pursues legal action.

Anderson launched the litigation against the College of the Mainland in Texas City on March 15 in Galveston County District Court. 

She worked as an administrative supervisor in the defendant's custodial department at the time of the events that are the focus of the case.

The suit states Anderson noticed in October 2012 that there was equipment supposedly stolen from a storage area and reported the incident to a few campus officials.

Anderson then used her benefits under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 only to lose her job upon her return, the original petition says.

It asserts the purported firing was in violation of the Whistleblower's Act, adding the respondent prevented Anderson from filing an internal grievance in accordance to the law.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Gregg M. Rosenberg of Rosenberg & Sprovach in Houston is representing Anderson, and Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-411

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