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Former professor sues University of California

Whether employed in the private sector or the public sectors, employees have the right to be treated fairly by their employers in California. This includes the ability to have potential problems and allegations of wrongdoing handled appropriately. One man who has been terminated from his job with the University of California is actually alleging that the UC Board of Regents has retaliated and discriminated against him.

The case involves a man who worked as an untenured assistant professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC, Berkeley. In the spring of 2016, allegations of sexual misconduct by the man were made by a female student. More such allegations ensued in the summer of 2016. In all, four students have come forward and accused the man of sexual harassment. He was initially placed on leave by the university but has since been fired.

Because the man did not hold a position with tenure, the university's Chancellor indicated no approval from the Board of Regents was required in order to fire the man. In addition to suing the university for alleged retaliation and discrimination, the man is reported to have initiated legal action against the women who accused him of sexual harassment. That action is for alleged emotional distress and defamation.

When facing serious allegations that can have lifelong reputation damage in a professional setting, talking with an attorney about the best way to proceed may help California residents make the best decisions to protect their futures.

Source: NBC Bay Area, "UC Berkeley Professor Dismissed After Investigation Reveals Violations of Sexual Harassment Policy," Rhea Mahbubani, May 24, 2017

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