Management level employees at New York companies need to be aware of their potential personal liability for claims of harassment or discrimination, even when those claims are primarily directed at others. Understand the Exposure Management employees often assume that their employer’s formation as a corporation or other limited liability entity […]
This post surveys the legal landscape of “for cause” terminations of tenured faculty. I recently discussed the alternate ground for terminating academic tenure, for “financial exigency”, here and here. Termination Procedures Importantly, termination of tenure is a self-regulated process. Most colleges/universities have detailed procedures for hearings and appeals governing de-tenuring. […]
On January 21, 2021 the Board of Regents of the University of Kansas blew up the national consensus on academic tenure that has existed since 1940. Facing significant Covid-related deficits, UK’s Regents announced that for two years, until December 31, 2022, Kansas’s six public universities may terminate tenured faculty […]
Covid 19 has devastated finances at U.S. colleges and universities. It’s an opportune time, therefore, for a primer on the important concept of “financial exigency” as it relates to academic tenure during times of financial distress. Tenured faculty in the U.S. enjoy great, but not unlimited, job security. Institutions […]
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