AAUP-BHSNJ Settles Age Discrimination Case for Approximately $300,000
Over a year ago, a 25-year faculty member of New Jersey Medical school, with an exemplary performance rating, and among the highest billings in his department, was non-renewed, without any reason. Our Union brought the case to arbitration alleging that the reason for non-renewing the appointment was age discrimination.
On the day of the arbitration was scheduled to be heard, our Union and the University entered into a settlement agreement, compensating the faculty member in the amount of approximately $300,000. As typical in these agreements, the university did not admit any wrongdoing.
The non-renewal of non-tenure track faculty for arbitrary reasons happens too often. Our Union is looking forward to bargaining a long-term solution to this problem during the current round of collective negotiations.
“ AAUP-BHSNJ is the professional Bargaining Representative for more than 1,400 faculty members and librarians of the BHSNJ.
As of July 1, 2013, based on the integration of SOM with Rowan University and the integration of the remaining units of the former UMDNJ with Rutgers University (as per the New
Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act as of 2012) AAUP-UMDNJ became AAUP-BHSNJ.
Faculty and Librarians of the former UMDNJ at both Rutgers and Rowan (and those hired into units of the former UMDNJ) are now part of the Biomedical and Health Sciences of New Jersey American Association of University Professors unit, AAUP-BHSNJ.