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Fired Southern official alleges retaliation

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Posted: Nov 12, 2009 8:16 AM by Associated Press
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Topics: Southern University, Ralph Slaughter, lawsuit, fired, allegations, Johnny Anderson, sexual harassment

Former Southern University alumni affairs administrator Joseph Cedric Shelton has become the first of a group of employees fired in August to sue the university.

In a federal lawsuit, Shelton alleges that he was retaliated against and fired because he testified in 2007 in favor of former Southern System President Ralph Slaughter in federal court.

Slaughter lost his job July 1 after the Southern Board of Supervisors voted against renewing his two-year contract part of the settlement in Slaughter's 2007 whistleblower litigation against
the Southern Board.

Southern Board attorney Winston DeCuir Jr. said there's absolutely no merit to the allegations.

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