New York: State and City (Hardcover)

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Revised and updated, the new edition of Tenure, Discrimination, and the Courts provides a lucid overview of the case law involving charges of discrimination made by faculty members against institutions of higher learning.

More and more faculty members are taking their cases to court, charging illegal employment discrimination in reappointment, tenure, and promotion decisions. How can individual faculty members defend themselves against unfair practices, and how can universities and colleges protect themselves from being named in employment discrimination lawsuits? What factors precipitate lawsuits? What position have the courts taken on intervention? What evidence do the courts consider persuasive in such cases?

Paying particular attention to equal employment opportunity legislation, Terry L. Leap discusses the results of more than twenty years of promotion and tenure litigation and provides a comprehensive chart of relevant cases. He also analyzes the rationale used by the courts in adjudicating these cases and suggests ways colleges and universities can reduce the likelihood of suits.

About the Author

David Maldwyn Ellis is P. V. Rogers Professor of History at Hamilton College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801411809
ISBN-10: 0801411807
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication Date: March 31st, 1979
Pages: 267
Language: English