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I currently represent the former senior official the Alexandria (Virginia) City Public Schools (“ACPS”) in an employment law lawsuit against ACPS. The lawsuit alleges that my client was discriminated against based on his race and national origin and that he was fired from his job when, in compliance with the school system’s own procedures, he filed an internal complaint about this discrimination. It is, of course, entirely illegal to fire an employee for making a good faith effort to seek the protections against discrimination which are guaranteed by law and by the Fourteenth Amended to the Constitution. The lawsuit also alleges that ACPS’ superintendent subsequently defamed my client by making false statements about the reason for my client’s departure from ACPS.