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Former FAMU employee says free speech rights were violated

August 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former employee is suing Florida A&M University, saying she was fired after she complained about a co-worker’s drug use and the misuse of funds.

Tasha Royster says in the lawsuit filed in state court earlier this week that she was fired in 2016 after she complained to the board’s chairman and a supervisor about a university official’s “rampant” drug use.

She also complained about a colleague’s stealing from the university by falsifying timesheets.

She claims in the lawsuit that her free speech rights were violated.

The Tallahassee Democrats reports that the school has a policy of not commenting on litigation.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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