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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Former UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Files Supplement To Grievance Over Attempt To Revoke His Tenure In Wake Of Sexual Harassment Complaint

UC Berkeley Primary Logo Berkeley BlueFormer UC-Berkeley Law School Dean Sujit Choudhry, who resigned in March amidst a sexual harassment scandal, which prompted calls for the revocation of his faculty tenure, has filed a supplement to his grievance with the university's tenure committee.

Brian Leiter again has criticized the University's actions:

Nothing in the public record suggests that anything that has transpired comes close to grounds for revoking tenure, and the fact that this issue was only raised after political pressure from the President of the UC System casts a pall over the fairness of these proceedings.  The Privilege and Tenure Committee of a great university ought to stand up to this political bullying.

The Recorder, In Berkeley Dean Sexual Harassment Case, Judge Throws Out Some Claims Against UC:

A California judge has tossed some of the claims against the University of California regents in the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the executive assistant of former Berkeley School of Law dean Sujit Choudhry.

In a tentative decision issued July 28, Alameda County California Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman ruled that plaintiff Tyann Sorrell's claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault and battery against the regents were barred by a California law that protects public entities from liability for an injury caused by an employee. ... Sorrell's claims of sexual harassment, harassment and retaliation and failure to prevent harassment and retaliation under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, are ongoing.

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Choudry is right, but people will use this as an excuse to say that he's off his rocker. He might be better off calming down.

Posted by: mike livingston | Aug 5, 2016 3:05:45 AM