High School Counselor Files Wrongful Termination Suit

Tiffani Webb, a guidance counselor at a New York City high school, has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the New York City Department of Education after she lost her job due to suggestive photographs of her that were posted online, according to the Huffington Post.

Webb, 37, was terminated in December of 2011 after 12 years working for a New York High School. Webb previously worked as a bikini model, and photographs of her in bathing suits appeared online. Webb disclosed her previous career to the school when she was hired, and the photographs were more than 17 years old.

“The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents,” the chancellor’s committee ruled. “That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model.”

Webb believes that her positive record at the school and full disclosure to the school warrant the lawsuit. She is suing for back pay and punitive damages. She has since changed her name and taken a teaching job in New Jersey.

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