SAVANNAH, Ga. – A former Chatham County, Ga., employee has taken legal measures preceding a possible whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against the county, alleging she was fired for calling out multiple, longstanding problems in the agency’s management of permits and funds. The Savannah Morning News reports that Shaundra Smith-McKeithen, who managed business licenses and permits for the Occupational Tax Office, was terminated on Aug. 27, 2014. Ms. Smith-McKeithen alleges she uncovered “serious financial deficiencies” in her department that stretching back for years. Ms. Smith-McKeithen had been hired to the county position the preceding March and was still in probationary status when she ... Read More
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