Tahlequah Daily Press

November 26, 2012

Former Sequoyah Schools staff file suit


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TAHLEQUAH — Three former tenured staff at Sequoyah Schools have filed a wrongful termination suit against the Cherokee Nation, Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Chief Of Staff Chuck Hoskin Sr. and CN Executive Director of Education Neil Morton.

According to court documents filed in Cherokee Nation District Court, Geary Don Crofford, Teresia Knott and Louie Jackson are seeking employment reinstatement and both general and punitive damages.

The suit states the plaintiffs were denied pre-termination due process as provided by the Cherokee Nation Constitution and the defendants “perpetuated a fraud ... by promoting a subterfuge referred to as a ‘reorganization’ to terminate their employment” without the proper authority.

See the full story in Tuesday's Daily Press.