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
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
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