Thursday, September 15, 2016

Former Law Dean, Himself Accused of Sexual Harassment, Sues Berkeley for Race Discrimination

ChoudhryFrom National Jurist, via Paul Caron's Tax Prof Blog:

The ex-dean of UC-Berkeley’s law school has accused the university of racial bias in its aggressive response to sexual harassment allegations once they were aired publicly.

In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Oakland, lawyers for Sujit Choudhry argue that Berkeley has a long history of letting sexual harassment slide when white professors were involved. By contrast, the university has made Choudhry a “pariah” on campus, the suit alleges.

“By targeting Professor Choudhry, who is of South Asian descent and a non-U.S. citizen, the university hopes to deflect attention from its failure to meaningfully punish Caucasian faculty and administrators who were found to have committed appalling sexual misconduct,” the complaint says.

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2016/09/former-law-dean-himself-accused-of-sexual-harassment-sues-berkeley-for-race-discrimination.html

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