Law Students

Cleveland State University’s Law School and Dean Sued
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Cleveland Marshall College of Law

Summary: Former employees of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law are suing the Dean and university for retaliation after a union was formed for the faculty.

A tenured professor and former assistant dean at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law are suing the Dean, Craig Boise, and Cleveland State University for retaliation after the faculty joined a union. The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court claims the two, who happen to be married, had their constitutional rights violated and lost their income after the union formed.

  
What
Where


Jean Lifter had served for 37 years as an assistant dean, which is not a faculty position, until she was fired in June of last year. Boise claimed she was let go for budget reasons even though the school had a higher enrollment that year and no other budget cuts.

Sheldon Gelman was a tenured professor since 1980 until he retired in May. He led the efforts in 2012 for 37 faculty members to join the American Association of University Professors. Boise opposed a union.

The lawsuit contends that Boise retaliated against Gelman in June of 2013 by only giving a pay raise of one third of what he received the year before. Professors of the school filed an unfair labor practice charge two months later with the State Employment Relations Board for the merit raises of $0 or $666 being a clear resistance to the union organization and activities. That case was dismissed.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




Gelman was elected president of the faculty union in 2014. He claims in the lawsuit that after this position, Boise would not appoint him to committees.

Lifter and Gelman seek reinstatement or payment for lost income since they lost their income, reduced pension benefits, and emotional distress.



Source: http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/05/cleveland_state_universitys_la_1.html

Photo: diversityprelawconference.org



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

General Municipal Law Attorney with land use experience

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of our client seeks general municipal law attorney with experience advising public ag...

Apply Now

Mid-level Restructuring Attorney with bankruptcy experience

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level restructuring attorney with 4-6 years of exper...

Apply Now

Senior Land Use Attorney with experience

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of our client seeks senior land use attorney with 7+ years of experience. The c...

Apply Now

Attorney with 3-5 years of civil litigation experience

USA-IN-Merrillville

Merrillville office of our client seeks attorney with preferably 3-5 years of civil litigation exper...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Civil & Business Litigation / Transactional Attorney

USA-CA-Clovis

Law firm with primary emphasis in Business & Civil Litigation and transactional work, seeks confiden...

Apply now

LITIGATION ATTORNEY

USA-CA-Emeryville

Boutique East Bay litigation defense firm is seeking a junior to mid-level attorney. Candidates for ...

Apply now

Family Law Paralegal

USA-NJ-Parsippany

The right person for this job will grasp basic and complex divorce and family law issues, have stron...

Apply now

Products Liability & Mass Tort Litigation Associate

USA-GA-Atlanta

The candidate must have 1- 5 years of civil litigation experience, preferably with some background i...

Apply now

Most Popular

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top