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WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

MY TURN: Looking the other way

WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV General Manager Lee Meredith

It’s so easy to look the other way. That’s apparently what several people did while James Jordan was creating havoc at the Memphis City Schools’ Central Nutrition Center.

The final audit is in and the news there is even worse than originally reported. Jordan was the nutrition services director who is being blamed for millions of dollars that was wasted or spent improperly at the nutrition center.

Jordan has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying he was discriminated against because he was white.

The audit is not going to be particularly helpful to him in that regard since it accuses him of violating federal and state laws and putting the health of students at risk because of his food handling practices.

Every organization needs to have accountability safeguards built in, and one super safeguard is simply having leaders who step up to deal with a rogue employee rather than just looking the other way.

That’s my turn. Now it’s your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email or call 800-465-1210.

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