Ex-employee sues TVA for $9 million

Ex-employee sues TVA for $9 million

December 10th, 2012 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters and TVA logo

Tennessee Valley Authority headquarters and TVA logo

Photo by Miranda Harple

A former Tennessee Valley Authority manager filed a $9 million lawsuit Friday after the utility fired him for allegedly falsifying documents, according to court documents.

The lawsuit by Marcus Guinn, who worked as a senior project manager in TVA's Chattanooga office, said TVA suspended him without pay April 30 and investigated claims that he falsified TVA documents. He was fired on May 4.

Guinn denies falsifying any documents and said the accusations have led to a loss of future income and future employment opportunities.

He claims TVA made libelous and false statements that damaged his character, reputation and good name.

He also claims TVA did not give him an opportunity to respond to the allegations or provide any information to him about the alleged falsified documents.

TVA spokesman David Boruff said Sunday the utility was not aware of the lawsuit.

"We don't have any information on this right now," he said.