Cornell Cleared of Sexual Discrimination Charges

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has dismissed all charges leveled against Cornell University by a former employee who claimed she had been dismissed due to her gender.

The employee of the School of Industrial and Labor Relations had claimed she was subjected to discrimination based on her gender and age. She then alleged that the university fired her in retaliation for making such claims. The university stated that there was no discrimination and the woman was dismissed along with 16 other employees due to a downsizing for the Workforce Industry and Economic Development group of the school.

The district court came down on the side of the university, stating that the plaintiff “failed to present evidence sufficient to permit a reasonable jury to find that her termination was the product, in whole or part, of discrimination.”

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