MS Aquarium sued by former employee claiming wrongful termination

The Mississippi Aquarium is being sued by a former employee who claims wrongful termination after reporting sexual misconduct.

According to our media partner the Sun Herald, Kegan Wood claims in a lawsuit filed late last year, that he reported to his supervisor that a female employee groped a male employee.

According to the complaint, the supervisor was romantically interested in the female employee. Wood said in the suit that he was sent home and terminated within a few weeks after he reported the incident.

The suit says Wood is entitled to actual damages for mental anxiety, stress, and lost income.

The complaint does not seek specific cash compensation, but asks for a jury trial where punitive damages will be determined.

An attorney for the aquarium said it does not comment on pending litigation.

Wood’s attorney, Daniel Waide, said that he feels they have a strong case.

A lawsuit represents only one version of events.

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