HARTFORD-The Southington elementary school teacher, who said she was forced to resign because she appeared on the Howard Stern show, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court alleging her due process rights were violated by the Southington School Board, the Southington Teachers Association, and the schools superintendent.
This May, Marie Jarry, a second-grade teacher, and her husband were one of three finalists in Stern’s “Hottest Wife, Ugliest Husband” contest. In order to appear on the show Jarry admits she called in to take a sick day. In the lawsuit she claims she was coerced by the union and the school administration to resign.
“They failed to provide adequate notice of the charges against her or a meaningful opportunity to be heard prior to her constructive discharge,” the lawsuit states.