A former East Haven school resource officer sues to get his job back, alleging discrimination
A former East Haven school employee has filed a lawsuit against the town’s Board of Education, alleging he was discriminated against.
Joshua Berrios said in a court filing that he was a school resource officer at East Haven High School and was terminated from his position in February 2020.
Hearst Connecticut Media report Berrios, who is Hispanic, claims that other non-Hispanic employees, who were found guilty of more serious infractions, were not terminated.
Attorneys for the school board did not respond to a request for comment.
The board in a written statement acknowledged it terminated Berrios, but denies that discrimination played a role his dismissal.
Berrios is asking for a monetary award for damages and wants his job back.