The Rutgers Scandal: 5 Lessons For Employers

By Ben James (April 19, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT) -- The scandal swirling around the recent firing of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, who reached a $475,000 settlement with the school Thursday, may be unique because of its high-profile nature, but it still has much in common with your average workplace controversy. Here, employment attorneys share five lessons everyday employers can take away from the fiasco at New Jersey's state university.

Rice was dismissed April 3 amid a storm of public outcry stemming from video footage of him manhandling players and berating them with anti-gay slurs. His settlement with Rutgers marked another turning point in a debacle that has claimed jobs,...

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