A former Liberty University official is suing the school for what he alleges is an unlawful termination for engaging in whistleblower activities. The university, in a motion to dismiss the suit filed this week in Lynchburg Circuit Court, seeks to have the litigation tossed out.
The plaintiff, Bedford County resident John Robert Markley, filed the suit Nov. 17 seeking $20 million in damages and a jury trial. The complaint alleges his June 24 firing was in retaliation for being a whistle-blower on a range of activities the suit states were improper.
Markley was hired by LU in 2008 as an adjunct member of the faculty and he became a full-time employee there in March 2017, beginning what was the first of several roles he held in LU’s administration, according to the suit.
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