New Jersey Court Finds Former Dean Was Victim of Age Bias

June 2, 2010

New Jersey's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a former dean at Mercer County Community College, who is now 79, was the victim of illegal age discrimination when the college declined in 2005 to renew her appointment, The Star-Ledger reported. The college had cited her status as an "at will employee" and the fact that the former dean worked on a series of contracts, and that the last contract was simply not renewed. Rose Nini, the former dean, said that the then-president in 2004 made it clear he thought she was too old to be working. The court ruled that she was covered by the law. Nini and the college had earlier reached a settlement in the case, but the Supreme Court went ahead with its ruling.

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