ERIC Number: ED198632
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Biggs, Thomas S., Jr.
In 1979 judicial activity continued to add to the body of law available relative to relationships between universities and colleges and their employees. Cases touched on the nature of the contract when an offer of employment has been made and accepted, benefits and working conditions, and termination and the procedural safeguards involved. Decisions in matters of sex discrimination in employment and in retirement programs were particularly significant. The Seventh Circuit's opinion in "Davis v. Weidner" suggests specific ways of injecting a more reasonable degree of judicial scrutiny into university decision-making than has traditionally been the case. (Author/PGD)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Civil Rights, Contracts, Court Litigation, Dismissal (Personnel), Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Employers, Employment, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination, Faculty College Relationship, Labor Legislation, Personnel, Personnel Policy, Postsecondary Education, Racial Discrimination, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Sex Discrimination, Teacher Dismissal, Tenure, Unemployment, Work Environment
Not available separately; see EA 013 209.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 4 of "The Yearbook of Higher Education Law 1980" (EA 013 209). For related documents, see EA 013 209-215.