For many professors, getting tenured at a university is a dream come true. Those in Houston with such coveted positions know that it means job stability and perhaps peace of mind. The process some people go through to get tenured can be detailed, and school personnel should handle the situation delicately to avoid an employment discrimination charge. One suit against a Texas university illustrates how employees could interpret their termination.
A former assistant professor at Texas A&M University in Galveston has filed a lawsuit against the school alleging several instances of discrimination. The man, born in India, claims that he was harassed and wrongfully terminated. Among his allegations are that the school loaded him with classes that others did not want to teach and granted extensions to other professors but not him. He also states that his papers were thrown in the trash and he was forced to move his lab. As a result, the man claims that these actions led to his termination.