INDICE DE GALERIAS
STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A jury has ordered Globe University in Woodbury to pay nearly $400,000 to a former dean in a whistleblower case.
Heidi Weber contended she was fired for complaining about alleged unethical practices at the for-profit school.
Weber sued the school for violating a state whistleblower law after she was fired in 2011 as dean of the medical assistant program. She had accused the school of using falsified job placement numbers and other questionable tactics to mislead prospective students.
The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/13nPlnE) reports a Washington County jury found Thursday that Globe had fired Weber after she made "good faith reports" of suspected violations of law.
She was awarded $205,000 for lost wages, and $190,000 for emotional distress.
Globe's attorney says the school is considering an appeal.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
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