A former Community Charter School of Paterson administrator has filed a lawsuit alleging his ex-employer is in breach of his employment contract.
Richard J. Kilpatrick, former chief operating officer and assistant business administrator, alleges the school owes him compensation for 24 accrued unused vacation, sick, and personal time, according to the lawsuit.
Kilpatrick’s employment contract with the Community Charter School of Paterson gave him 15 paid vacation days, 12 sick days, and 6 personal days annually. Every year, he was allowed to carry over to the next year no more than 10 days of unused time, says his suit.
Kilpatrick was terminated from his job at the school on Jun. 30, 2017. Since then, for two years, he has tried to cash in his unused leave time, but the school has failed to make payment, he alleges in the suit.
Curtis Palmore, chief executive officer of Community Charter School of Paterson, did not respond to a message seeking his input for this story.
Kilpatrick first joined the Community Charter School of Paterson on Dec. 1, 2015, according to the lawsuit. He had previously served as the business administrator for the Paterson Public Schools.
His lawsuit, filed late last month, seeks payment for the unused leave time and attorney fees.