September 8, 2010, - 4:02 pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning Detroit Free Press reporter David Ashenfelter has an article in today’s paper about the federal lawsuit my law firm announced on this site, yesterday, Brian Purcell and Georgene Stergalas v. Imad Fadlallah and Dearborn Public Schools. I am not commenting beyond what is contained in the complaint, but I must set the record straight regarding a comment by the Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Bryan Whiston, as it is unfairly prejudicial to my clients, and if I do not correct the record, my clients’ reputation and cause of action will be unduly harmed.
In the article, Mr. Whiston asserts that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) “investigated” the claims and that “nothing was found to be valid.” That is completely false. In fact, as stated in the lawsuit complaint, we asked the EEOC to send us “Right to Sue letters,” so that we could proceed with litigation in federal court, after waiting for the EEOC to investigate the matter and seeing no movement. Nothing was investigated by the EEOC, and no determination was made by the agency regarding the claims. The Right to Sue letters, attached as Exhibit A of the complaint, state that.
Tags: Brian Whiston, Bryan Purcell, Dearborn Public Schools, federal, Georgene Stergalas, Imad Fadlallah, lawsuit, superintendent