Whistle-blowing professor fired, files claim
A former professor in Dallas claims that she was wrongfully fired from her job after reporting sexual harassment against her superior.
Former Southern Methodist University professor Patricia Davis filed a complaint on April 9 alleging that she was terminated from her post after reporting her former superior Rick Halperin of acting inappropriately towards women in the university. She states that university administrators did not take her seriously and she was fired a day after she asked for an appeal. According to the termination letter, Davis made false accusations of sexual harassment and worked poorly with the program and other staff.
Davis also said in her suit that she was warned by Halperin to look for another job if ever she told anyone about his conduct.
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