Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Recent Developments in Gender Discrimination Lawsuits Against Universities

Women in Academia Report
Posted on Jul 07, 2011

• A former professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university.
Linda Gagen was hired as an assistant professor of exercise science in 2002. In the lawsuit, she claims she received unwanted sexual advances from a senior faculty member. When she complained, no action was taken by the university, according to the lawsuit. Furthermore, Gagen states that the faculty member who had harassed her sat on the committee that decided if she were to be granted tenure and served to persuade other committee members that she was not worthy despite the fact that she had received unanimous favorable evaluations from outside the department. She left the university in 2009 after her application for tenure was declined.

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