Former employee sues Kamehameha Schools over termination

Former employee sues Kamehameha Schools over termination

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - A former Kamehameha Schools Hawaii employee, who was fired last year in connection to alleged misuse of a purchasing card, is suing the private school, claiming she was wrongfully terminated.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the lawsuit was filed on behalf of Kim Hayashida and seeks unspecified damages, including back pay and reinstatement.

Hayashida's attorney Ted Hong says his client wants her reputation back.

The suit claims Hayashida's termination came as a result of rooms booked for an education conference in June 2014. She says she had permission to use her pCard to reserve the rooms, but later she was reprimanded. She was fired following an internal investigation.

A Kamehameha Schools spokesman said they would respond to the lawsuit in the courtroom.

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