Whistleblower Law Blog

Kent County Jury Finds for School District in O’Neill v. Warwick

A jury for the Superior Court of Kent County in Rhode Island found Warwick Public School District not liable under the Rhode Island Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) for the wrongful termination of Mary Katherine O’Neill, a client of The Employment Law Group®.  School administrators fired Ms. O’Neill following an interview she gave to a local television station regarding alleged grade tampering at Toll Gate High School.

R. Scott Oswald, Managing Principal with The Employment Law Group® law firm, stated for the Providence Journal that:

Ms. O’Neill respects the jury’s decision.  She hopes that the jury trial will provide the impetus for the Warwick School Committee to investigate Ms. O’Neill’s grade changing allegations which the evidence at trial showed have not yet been adequately investigated.  She is gratified by the jury’s service and it’s time.

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