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10 Higher Ed Labor and Employment Court Cases You Need to Know About

gavelWhat? You don’t have time to follow each and every labor and employment law court case that may have implications for higher ed? No worries! We’ve rounded up the 10 cases thus far in 2013 that you need to be aware of (as covered by CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2013). The findings in these cases answer questions like “Is passive-aggressive disorder a covered disability?” “Was a university executive’s op-ed newspaper editorial on the gay rights movement protected First Amendment free speech or unprotected grounds for termination?” “Is a single incident of exposure considered actionable sexual harassment?”

Do these cases have implications for your institution?