Our client was a 19 year employee of the Kansas City Public Schools, with a spotless record serving as the Purchasing Director. During the final year of his employment he was sabotaged and undermined by two new high level officers who did not want to comply with the laws and policies required for public school district purchasing in spite of our client’s insistence that they follow the law. The day before he was fired, our client objected that purchasing 3 Ford Escapes for the high level officers to use as daily driving vehicles would violate state law and district purchasing policies. He was fired the next day for alleged “insubordination.” A Jackson County, Missouri jury found that he was wrongfully terminated in violation of public policy and awarded him $500,000 in damages. Please see the linked news article for more details about this case.