Former auditor sues WVU over firing
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University is being sued by a former auditor who claims he was fired for complaining about wrongdoing at the school.
The Dominion Post reports that R. Michael Kennedy-Chuey’s lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for wrongful discharge, violation of the state’s whistleblower law and other claims. The lawsuit also seeks back pay.
WVU spokesman John Bolt tells the newspaper that the university doesn’t discuss pending litigation.
The lawsuit says Kennedy-Chuey complained to WVU officials in 2011 that the university hadn’t complied with the federal stimulus act’s “Buy American” provisions for funding used for work on the Personal Rapid Transit system.
According to the lawsuit, Kennedy-Chuey also had complained about a hostile work environment.