The Three Professors, John Swails, Tim Brooker and Paulita Brooker that are planning on suing Oral Roberts University, Richard Roberts, and other College administrators may be found to be lacking.
Let’s be realistic. These teachers are only filing suit because of being fired, not because of real differences. The professor who taught at the school 14 years did not have an issue with the things going on until they were fired.
Since the organization is a not for profit, they seems to be trying to destroy the University instead of dealing with the issue. Were they wrongly terminated? If they were, then cut them a check, give them a recommendation, and send them on their way.
This is a conservative chrisian school. They may have gone over the line with asking for assistance from the students in a GOVERNMENT class on a local campaign, but they does not speak to the issue of why the three were fired. Besides, the campaign that they have just figured out they wanted to file is from 2005.
Second, if there were sexual harrassments, then why the silence until after they were fired? They could not have been that upset.
Third, inappropriate use of funds. That may be true, but if the Roberts can show the reason for the separate housing for their daughter, then the professors have nothing to stand on. Maybe it was the constant kidnapping threats that their kids used to get.
I think you have a set of vindictive professors who agreed with the policies and practices of Oral Roberts University until they got fired.
This is just relatiation at its lowest level. They deserve to be fired for having bad character.
I am not saying that ORU or Richard Roberts are completely right about this, but why are they going after individuals instead of just the corporation? ORU is not Richard Roberts. He can fire them, but my guess is that money is at the other end of this lawsuit.
They held a press conference in order to try to blackmail ORU into settling with them, and now that has backfired.
I think if you file a frivilous lawsuit you should have to pay not only the court costs, but damages as well.
ORU issued a statement saying, “It is important for ORU students and their families, faculty and staff, alumni, partners as well as the general public to understand that this lawsuit is largely premised upon a compilation of incomplete statements, unsubstantiated rumors and innuendos. ORU will address these allegations through the legal process.”