Denial of Tenure

In Sands v. New Paltz Central School District, a race discrimination case, the Second Circuit vacated the district court’s order granting defendants’ motion for summary judgment. Citing the Supreme Court’s decision in Reeves v. Sanderson Plumbing Prods., Inc., 530 U.S. 133 (2000), the court explained: [A] plaintiff’s prima facie case … when combined with sufficient evidence…

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In Donnelly v. Greenburgh Central School Dist. (2d Cir. Aug. 10, 2012), plaintiff, a former high school teacher, alleged that his employer unlawfully denied him tenure in retaliation for taking protected leave pursuant to the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).  Plaintiff received negative reviews and was denied tenure shortly after he took medical leave…

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