Fired Teacher Sues for Wrongful Discharge and Defamation

A former middle school teacher who was wrongfully terminated by his employer suffered insult upon injury when he was defamed by his principal following his departure from the school, a new lawsuit alleges.

The physical education teacher – who previously had been praised as a “distinguished teacher” by the school – was continually harassed and berated by his supervising principal before ultimately being terminated, as the lawsuit sets forth.  Even after the teacher’s departure from the school, the abuse continued – culminating in the principal making a series of specific, baseless, outrageous statements to the teacher’s former colleagues.

The case is currently pending in the Superior Court in and for the Judicial District of Fairfield at Bridgeport, and has attracted local media attention (see below).  Any questions concerning this matter should be directed to Attorney H. Daniel Murphy at