LSU has placed a whistleblower at its Shreveport medical school on official leave. Her attorney prices in retaliation for registering a formal complaint with the Joe Biden administration over alleged sexual harassment and discernment by the school’s now ceased chancellor and two other former employees.
“She is being unjustly targeted in a spiteful and retaliatory move that we believe was organized by [Chancellor Dr. Ghali E. Ghali] because of her brave involvement in the preserved activity of whistleblowing and facing discrimination both for herself and for protected scholars,” attorney Allison Jones stated in a press release released Thursday morning.
Lisa Babin, a spokesperson for LSU Health Shreveport, spoke to Gambit. The school saw the press release but “gives no comment based on a personnel matter.”
In the news announcement, the timing of the charges against Woerner is being called into question by Jones because of the timing after she talked out against Ghali. In reply, LSU Health Shreveport delivered the following statement:
“LSU Health Shreveport has the press release from Downer Jones, Marino, and Wilhite, which references employees of LSU Health Shreveport. The institution offers no comment to the personnel matters referenced in the release.”
— LSU Health Shreveport
Though he is on administrative leave from his duties as chancellor, Ghali continues at medical school through his work at the hospital. He, however, is being compensated. In the press release, Jones asked the LSU administration to immediately withdraw Ghali from “his active positions with students, citizens, and fellows.” At the same time, the university system handles its investigation into him.
The law firm’s news release demands that this allows him the opportunity to urge residents to file complaints against doctors who have made complaints against him. It claims that the other women who have made complaints against him are continuing to work in a stressful and unpredictable environment.