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Fired Proviso East High School security guard sues district for retaliatory discharge

By Ben Hart | Apr 11, 2014

A former security guard for Proviso East High School is suing the school district, claiming he was fired for expressing concerns over the assistant principal.

Robert Taylor III filed a lawsuit April 7 in the Cook Circuit Court against Proviso Township High Schools District 209, citing retaliatory discharge.

Taylor claims that during his time working as a security manager at the Maywood high school, he discovered the assistant principal had employees perform her personal errands while on duty.

According to Taylor, he was fired on June 25 after he informed the principal and made people aware of what the assistant principal was allegedly doing.

Taylor is seeking damages in excess of jurisdictional court limits and any other relief the court deems just. He is being represented in the case by Chicago attorney Steven R. Saks of Rittenberg, Buffen, Gulbrandsen, Robinson and Saks Ltd.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L003903.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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