Marcus Green at The Courier-Journal reports today that yet another whistleblower lawsuit has been filed by a former employee at the Yum! Center against the Kentucky State Fair Board.
And who is at the heart of the lawsuit? Once again it is Ted Milby, Harold Workman’s old fishing buddy who runs operations at the Yum! Center, despite having no professional background in the field:
Robinson, who was fired in May 2011, alleges in the lawsuit filed last December in Jefferson Circuit Court that he saw Ted Milby, the arena’s director of operations, drinking on the job, hiding seats for his family and allowing cable anchors to be installed for a Cirque de Soleil show last year that didn’t support the weight needed.
In court filings, the fair board denied those allegations and Robinson’s claims that workers were engaged in “illegal and dangerous” activities.
Robinson alleges in his lawsuit that Milby asked Robinson to “hide a bottle of bourbon under his jacket that Milby had taken from one of the facility vendors.” Robinson refused and notified arena officials, including then-general manager Nicholson, according to the lawsuit.
In a December 2010 complaint filed with the fair board, Robinson claimed Milby demoted him from “building maintenance supervisor” to “electrical supervisor” as a result of that incident.
Robinson’s supervisor found that Robinson’s complaint had merit, according to a copy of the grievance obtained under Kentucky’s open records law.
This news comes out on the heels of fired Yum! Center general manager Ted Nicholson filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the Fair Board, claiming that he was retaliated against by President and CEO Harold Workman for revealing too much to auditors, specifically that Workman staffs the Yum! Center with unqualified personal friends.
We’re 100 percent certain that there’s more to come out of Workman’s Company.