Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater head wrestling coach Tim Fader has taken the first steps to sue the university both for terminating his employment and hindering his efforts to find another coaching position. In Wisconsin, plaintiffs must give 60 days notice before any legal action can commence against state officials, and Fader has now given that notice.
Fader alleges he was fired from his position at Whitewater primarily because he reported an alleged sexual assault to the police before notifying the university. This was exacerbated by Whitewater’s place on a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for their handling of sexual assault allegations. Furthermore, he alleges that Whitewater officials have hindered his efforts to obtain a full time coaching position at other schools. Fader was a part time assistant coach at Wheaton College during the 2014-2015 season and helped the team qualify four wrestlers to the NCAA Championships.
Linked below is the Notice of Claim filed with the Wisconsin Attorney General. This document lays out Fader’s allegations and gives most of the details of the story so far. Also linked are several news articles about this story.
Former coach takes step to sue UW-Whitewater officials (Channel3000.com)