SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Minnesota jury has awarded a South Dakota native and former Globe University dean almost $400,000.
Forty-four-year-old Heidi Weber once taught in the school’s medical assistant program in Sioux Falls. She sued Globe last year, claiming in a state whistle-blower lawsuit that she was fired in 2011 for raising concerns about unethical practices at the for-profit school based in Woodbury, Minn.READ MORE: Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo Will Not Seek 3rd Term
A jury in Stillwater, Minn., agreed after Weber argued that Globe had misled students about its job placement rates, didn’t tell them about a shortage of opportunities to get experience, and had accepted some with criminal backgrounds without explaining the potential impact of those convictions.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: 6K+ New Cases Reported, Along With 38 More Deaths
Weber called the ruling bittersweet.
Globe officials insist she was not right, that she was fired for a lack of leadership and poor performance.MORE NEWS: Police: Sauk Rapids Teen In Custody Following Threats Directed At Middle School, Classes Canceled
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