BATON ROUGE – A tenured faculty member
alleges that a university violated the recommendations of its faculty handbook by terminating her in the middle of the school year.
Dr. Jill Bambury filed a complaint on Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against the
Southern University and A&M College Board of Supervisors
alleging violation of the 14th Amendment and breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in December 2015, she was terminated from her employment when the defendants discontinued the architecture program. She alleges this caused her to suffer financial difficulties whereupon she could not afford basic utility and food payments and loss of employment opportunity. The plaintiff holds Southern University and A&M College Board of Supervisors responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to establish a mechanism to place her to another faculty position.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages, litigation expenses and such other relief that the court may deem just, equitable or proper. She is represented by Charlotte C. McDaniel McGehee of Charlotte C. McDaniel McGehee APLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00832