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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Director of Duquesne Tax Clinic Sues Dean for Sexual Harassment

Duquesne Last week, Alice Stewart, Director of the Low-Income Tax Practicum at Duquesne, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the law school alleging that she was the victim of sexual harassment and retaliation by Dean Kenneth Gormley (video here). Among the allegations are that the Dean interfered with her obtaining a low income tax clinic grant from the IRS and improperly changed her title from "Clinical Professor of Law” to "Director of the Low-Income Tax Practicum”  The law school also faces two other discrimination suits by faculty members: (1) Vanessa Browne-Barbour claims she was denied consideration for the interim deanship on racial and gender grounds; and (2) Kellen McClendon claims he was denied consideration for the deanship on racial grounds.

Prior TaxProf Blog coverage of troubles at Duquesne:

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2010/08/director-of.html

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If only there was some field of study to help Duquesne avoid or defend employment complaints.

It may be hard to prove discrimination when everyone is treated equally bad.

Posted by: Woody | Aug 3, 2010 9:42:54 PM