Former administrator sues school, claiming his firing was due to religious and conservative political views

  • Kent Robinson filed a suit against Jefferson Community and Technical College on Tuesday
  • Suit lists his views on homosexuality and the GOP as other factors in his termination
  • Claims college also ignored his suggestion to not hire convicted sex offender

The former administrator at a public college filed a lawsuit against the school and it’s president on Tuesday, claiming he was fired last November in part due to his religious and conservative political beliefs.

Kent Robinson, the plaintiff and former director of human resources at Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville, KY is claiming, in the suit, that his “public displays of support for Republican candidates” were one factor in his termination, according to WDRB News.

"All employee actions are based on thorough research and investigation."   

The Courier-Journal also reported that Robinson said his “expressions of opinions concerning homosexuality, and conservative political views,” were another component in his release.

Robinson's suit also acknowledges he was at odds with other administrators over a number of human resources incidents in which he says they ignored his input.

One case included his opposition to the school hiring a registered sex offender and his concerns over a faculty member he says was found having sex on-campus with a prostitute of the same gender.

Robinson also pointed to two other cases where his input was dismissed; one in which a supervisor created fraudulent time records, and the school's alleged failure to discipline an employee who allegedly discriminated against an African American employee.

School officials would not comment on the suit to Campus Reform. Lisa Brosky, a JCTC spokeswoman, released an official school statement:

“While we do not comment on pending litigation, Jefferson and KCTCS (the Kentucky Community & Technical College System) take claims of wrongdoing seriously," she said in the statement. "All employee actions are based on thorough research and investigation and KCTCS only takes steps that are compliant with law and policy. Equally important, Jefferson and KCTCS respect diverse points of view and encourage an atmosphere that is inclusive, supportive and respectful of all individuals.”

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