Ex-Dallas ISD executive files lawsuit, alleges sexual harassment and wrongful termination
Tonya Sadler Grayson, a fired Dallas ISD human resources executive, filed a lawsuit Thursday in federal court against the district and trustee Lew Blackburn.
Grayson alleges that she was wrongfully terminated. She also contends that Blackburn repeatedly asked her for “sexual favors in return for employment protection and support.”
Blackburn vehemently denied the allegations when told about them Thursday. A DISD spokesman said he wasn’t aware of the lawsuit. Typically, the district does not comment on pending litigation.
Grayson was fired in July following a scathing report by DISD’s internal audit department that concluded she took part in deception during her tenure, lied about her criminal history and bullied an employee. The May 26 report says that she “engaged in a pattern of deceptive and dishonest practices” from the time she joined DISD in January 2014.