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Your Personal Liability for Discrimination Claims Against Your Employer: understand the risks

February 24, 2021 by in "Two Minute Takeaway"

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 […]

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Faculty Tenure: politics, procedure, and “for cause” termination of academic tenure

February 16, 2021 by in "Two Minute Takeaway"

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.  […]

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What’s the Matter with Kansas? The University of Kansas Breaks an 80 Year Deal on Faculty Tenure

February 3, 2021 by in "Two Minute Takeaway"

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 […]

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