English Professor at UMass-Dartmouth Wins Discrimination Case

by E Wayne Ross on June 17, 2011

Boston Globe: UMass gets $364,000 penalty in bias case

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has been fined $10,000 and ordered to pay one of its English professors $154,000 in lost wages and $200,000 in damages for emotional distress as part of a decision issued by the state’s antidiscrimination agency.

According to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, its June 1 decision in favor of LuLu Sun, associate professor of English, also includes the “unprecedented step’’ of ordering the university to promote Sun to full professor. Sun’s complaint to MCAD alleged discrimination based on her gender, race, and Chinese ancestry.

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M. 06.17.11 at 9:27 pm

Bravo! The UMass system is rotten to the core with racists, bullies and all sorts of mediocre people in their 60s who feel threatened by bright young scholars.

Since bullying is now illegal in Massachusetts I predict there will be many lawsuits against various UMass institutions in the coming years. They need a serious overhaul if they want to retain good faculty. I know so many profs who leave there at any chance they get…

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