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La Sierra University Employees File Suit

The law firm of McCuneWright LLP, representing La Sierra University employees Dr. Jeffry Kaatz, Dr. Jim Beach, and Dr. Gary Bradley, issued a release concerning a lawsuit filed today in the Superior Court of California of and for the County of Riverside. Named as defendants are Ricardo Graham, Daniel R. Jackson, Larry Blackmer, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and La Sierra University.

The release alleges that

the tactic used to fire the employees was through a coerced resignation, accomplished by unexpectedly confronting the employees with the non consensual recording of the private conversation that had occurred seven weeks earlier, misrepresenting the contents of such recording, refusing to allow the employees to listen to the recording or review the purported transcript, and then threatening to release the information contained on the tape if the employees did not immediately resign.


Furthermore, the release closes by noting that because of the serious ongoing damage being committed to the three employees and the university, the lawsuit seeks an injunction to prevent the board chair from continuing to act in conflict with his duty of loyalty to La Sierra University.

La Sierra University Employees File Suit

Read the complaint filed by McCuneWright LLP (PDF).

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