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Former employee files wrongful termination suit against K-State

By The Mercury

A former Kansas State University employee has filed suit against the university alleging she was wrongly terminated from her accounting job.

In the suit, filed in Riley County District Court, Platt asks for more than $75,000 in compensation for damages she said she suffered as a result of her termination.

Platt said she had been hired by K-State as an accounting specialist in September of 2011, working in the dean’s office in Rathbone Hall.

Shortly after her employment, she began to complain about health problems that included headaches and migraines, head and nasal congestion, nausea, sneezing and burning eyes. She told supervisors she believed the problems were related to air quality in the office.

She was terminated the following March. In her suit, Platt said university officials told her she was being let go due to excessive absences. She said most of those absences were due to her health issues caused by the poor air quality in her office.

She said the health issues amounted to an occupational disease related to her employment.

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