Amini v. Case Western Reserve Univ. (N.D. Ohio 1998): Discrimination Allegation on Tenure Review Process

An Iranian Muslim professor sued his former employer, Case Western Reserve University, under Title VII, alleging discrimination on the basis of religion and nation origin. Specifically, the plaintiff alleged that he was denied scheduled performance reviews and ultimately tenure because of his race and religion. The University argued that the professor was not qualified for tenure. The Court denied the defendant’s motion for summary judgment, concluding that the plaintiff’s qualification for tenure is a matter of fact, and as such, must be decided by a jury. The case was ultimately settled on June 26, 1998.

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