Lawsuit: woman's refusal to overlook illegal act resulted in termination from college

By John Suayan | Feb 9, 2017

HOUSTON – A former director of financial aid for a for-profit healthcare institution claims the school fired her for refusing to overlook an offense.

In a lawsuit filed against The College of Healthcare Professionals, Ltd. on Feb. 8 in the Harris County 269th District Court, Racheal Williams explains that she discovered several of the defendant’s students were receiving monetary assistance though they were not properly enrolled.

Williams asserts what she discovered was not an isolated incident, stating that the respondent wanted her to help conceal the wrongdoing in question.

Williams’s refusal allegedly resulted in her termination. Per recent court papers, an employee of the college admitted that her firing was a mistake and should not have happened.

“During the plaintiff’s employment, the defendant asked the plaintiff to maintain and/or fabricate the records of students to obtain favorable funding from the government,” the suit says. “The plaintiff refused to comply with the defendant’s request, which would have subjected the plaintiff to criminal penalties. The defendant fired the plaintiff solely because the plaintiff refused to perform illegal acts.”

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by attorney Rodney E. Moton of The Law Office of Rodney E. Moton in Houston.

Harris County 269th District Court Case No. 2017-08771

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