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Former Head of Christian-College Group Sues

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Former Head of Christian-College Group Sues Over His Abrupt Dismissal

A former president of the, who was wooed by the organization and then abruptly fired from his $303,850-a-year post last fall, barely 10 months later, is suing the group for breaching his employment contract.

In a complaint filed on Wednesday in District of Columbia Superior Court, Edward O. Blews Jr. asserts that the group had no grounds to dismiss him and that it then refused to resolve the dispute in private or “in a biblical manner,” as called for in his employment agreement.

The complaint also contains allegations of financial conflicts of interest by a former vice president of the organization and “apparent gender discrimination” concerning the salaries of its vice presidents.

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Joyce Smithey, a seasoned employment and labor law attorney, has over 22 years of experience representing both employers and employees in Maryland and D.C. Her practice, rooted in a deep understanding of employment law, spans administrative hearings to federal litigation. Joyce's approach is comprehensive, focusing on protecting client interests while ensuring legal compliance. A Harvard graduate, her career began in Fortune 500 companies, transitioning to law after a degree from Boston University School of Law. Joyce's expertise is recognized by numerous awards, including Maryland’s Top 100 Women. At Smithey Law Group LLC, which she founded in 2018, Joyce continues to champion employment rights, drawing on her rich background in law and business.

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