Rutgers Prof Says He Lost Promotion Due To His Disability

Law360, New York (September 1, 2016, 8:20 PM EDT) -- A Rutgers University professor hit the college Thursday with a disability discrimination lawsuit in New Jersey federal court over claims that he was denied a promotion as a result of his vision-related ailments.

Briance Mascarenhas, a professor in the university's School of Business-Camden, asserts the school unlawfully rejected his bid to be named a "distinguished professor" on the basis of his disability, claiming his extensive academic achievements prove that he deserved the promotion.

"Indeed, notwithstanding his disability, plaintiff's achievements and accomplishments fully justified his promotion to Professor II as he met all standards defendant applied to other similarly-situated candidates," according to...

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