Professor Sues Stillman College Over Dismissal for ‘Malicious Gossip’

by E Wayne Ross on March 10, 2010

Tuscaloosa News: Ex-Stillman professor sues over dismissal

TUSCALOOSA | A former Stillman College professor has sued the college over his termination two years ago, seeking back pay, punitive damages and his old job.

Ekow Hayford, who taught business at Stillman, filed the civil suit Feb. 15 in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court.

‘The climate may make it difficult for him to return. He’s mainly seeking back pay, but if the court sees fit to reinstate him, he’ll take the job back,’ said Stephen Wallace, Hayford’s attorney.