S.C. School Official Who Was Twice Placed On Leave Files Employment Lawsuit Against School District

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South Carolina Attorney Herbert Louthian is one of the attorneys representing assistant superintendent of Hampton School District Two.

A South Carolina school official who alleges she was wrongfully placed on administrative leave twice in less than one year has filed a lawsuit against the school district where she works.

Assistant Superintendent Fayette Nick filed a lawsuit on Jan. 8 against Hampton School District Two, alleging breach of contract, libel and slander. The Hampton County case is Fayette Nick v. Hampton County School District 2 (Civil Action #: 2009-CP-25-004).

Nick is being represented by Herbert Louthian, an employment law attorney with the Louthian Law Firm in Columbia, S.C. Other lawyers on the case are Korey L. Williams and Virgin Johnson, Jr.

According to Nick's complaint, the first leave was ordered by a former superintendent in May 2008, based on allegations of discrepancies in her original job application. Nick was reinstated in July 2008, the suit contends, after a school board review found the leave was wrongfully imposed.

In December 2008, an interim superintendant placed Nick on leave for a second time based on the previous allegation for which she had already been cleared.

Nick also contends that in November 2008 she signed a contract to become interim superintendent. However, after the November 2008 election the new Hampton Two Board would not honor her contract, she alleges.

The plaintiff's lawyers have requested a jury trial.

About Herb Louthian & The Louthian Law Firm

The Louthian Law Firm, P.A., of Columbia, South Carolina, has been obtaining fair compensation for personal injury victims since 1959. It was founded by Herbert Louthian, who has more than 40 years of trial experience and is licensed to practice in all courts in South Carolina. The Louthian Law Firm focuses on employment law, as well as personal injury cases involving car, truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice and other serious and catastrophic injuries throughout South Carolina.

Herb Louthian was recently named a "Best Lawyer" in the 2009 annual edition of Best Lawyers In America in the category of Labor and Employment Law.

The Louthian Law Firm is currently accepting employment law cases involving sexual harassment in the workplace, discrimination and other employment matters. Contact the firm by phone at (866) 410-5656 or visit the firm's website at http://www.louthianlaw.com/.


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