Perhaps you may recall earlier this year when Jimmy Williamson fired one of his employees because he didn’t interpret the law
the way it was written the way Williamson interpreted the law.
This being ‘Murica, you can guess the next step.
Last month Puglise and his daughter and law partner, Brooke Puglise, sued on Park’s behalf the Board of Regents, Williamson, Huff and Rankin for wrongful termination and retaliation in violation of Georgia’s whistleblower law. They also brought claims for defamation, slander, obstruction of an officer, violation of oath of office and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
This being Jimmy Williamson, you can guess the conclusion.
A former University of Georgia police officer who filed a whistleblower suit claiming he was fired for obeying a 2014 law barring criminal charges against anyone voluntarily seeking medical help for an alcohol or drug overdose has reached a $325,000 settlement with state.
The settlement comes less than a month after the officer, Jay Park, sued the state Board of Regents, the UGA Police Department and his former superiors there. It includes an agreement under which the defendants will send a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council “exonerating him from any wrongdoing,” said Park’s attorney, Michael Puglise of Snellville’s Puglise Law Firm.
I bet writing the letter pisses off Williamson a lot more than the monetary settlement does. After all, it’s not like the $325K is coming out of his pocket.