Pedro Martinez to sue Washoe County School District

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Updated: 7/25/2014 2:23 pm
RENO, Nev. ( & KRNV) -- According to Jon Ralston, Washoe County Superintendent Pedro Martinez said Friday his attorney is filing a wrongful termination and breach of contract lawsuit against the Washoe County School District.

Martinez told Ralston the lawsuit will be filed today.

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Paladin - 7/28/2014 11:28 AM
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I guess gpdude has never had to interact with Pedro. Martinez got exactly what he deserved. He was/is a very very poor administrator and personally an egotistical little lout. Lets hope the school board can still bring back Chief Mieras.

gpdude - 7/28/2014 8:47 AM
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localyoocal,LASD1096,ellisbs and superninja have demonstrated their ignorance and revealed that they have no idea what they are talking about. TheGumption has nailed it spot-on.

TheGumption - 7/25/2014 3:14 PM
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Localyoocal.... Right-to-work doesn't mean they can fire your butt whenever. It means employees can decide for themselves whether or not to join or support a union and their decision doesn't impact any collective bargaining that applies to their position. It means you have a "right-to-work" without being forced to pay union dues. Martinez and the Board had an employment contract that spelled out specific terms for how he could be terminated. The contract appears to give terms for termination with and without cause. Severance pay, right to a hearing, etc. It looks like six members of the Board decided to ignore the contract and possibly, ignore State law. The same cannot be said of the Chief Mieras firing. By all accounts he was doing a good job however, that alone doesn't mean his separation was done improperly. If it didn't violate his terms of employment or contract, then it may have been done poorly by Martinez but not illegally. Big difference. While there may be good cause to fire Martinez it does not excuse the Board from their obligation to follow the law and adhere to contracts they enter.

Localyoocal - 7/25/2014 2:22 PM
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Last time I checked Nevada is a "Right to work" state. Also includes the right to fire your butt. I guess he just didn't like it when it happened to him. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

LASD1096 - 7/25/2014 1:34 PM
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Of course he is going to sue, its ok for him to let Chief Mieras go for NO GOOD REASON, but god forbid the same thing happen to him, with the diffrence that there was a good reason, called LYING ABOUT YOUR CREDENTIALS. Also, just because one trustee was off the day teh decision was made to can his ass, there were still 6 in agreement and that would have still dumped him to this side of the road. Funny how the past catches up with you.

kdavis52 - 7/25/2014 12:10 PM
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One of the trustees was out of the loop and couldn't vote on it. Also, did he even have the right to start shifting things around without approvals?

ellisbs - 7/25/2014 11:55 AM
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Pedro Martinez should be sued by us tax payers for wrongful employment!! Move on Mr. Martinez, Move on....

SuperNinja - 7/25/2014 11:28 AM
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Pedro needs to call the WHAAAAmbulance.

teedofftaxpayr - 7/25/2014 11:24 AM
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He should sue them personally since they didn't follow the law. And each one of those Trustees should be recalled immediately.

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