CUNY wants to pay more than $1 million to settle discrimination lawsuits brought by professor

CUNY will fork more than more than $1 million to settle discrimination lawsuits brought by a professor and a high-positioning employee — both of whom were repped by a legal counselor who investigated Gov. Andrew Cuomo for sexual harassment.

The public university system concurred last month to pay $1,090,000 to settle a 2017 case documented by Lynda Dodd, a previous City College legal studies and political science professor who has various sclerosis, and asserted she was victimized due to her handicap.

Dodd had guaranteed her solicitations for more opportunity to complete exploration “were met with antagonism and check, with no work to take part in the necessary intelligent interaction,” as indicated by her federal lawsuit. She was denied mid residency and afterward ended in 2018, the suit says.

CUNY conceded no wrongdoing in settling the case, which likewise named City College President Vincent Boudreau and others. The university consented to pay Dodd $100,000 for lost wages and advantages; $390,000 in harms; and $600,000 for legal costs

“Professor Dodd was anxious to take this case to preliminary this summer to look for full responsibility for CUNY and CCNY President Vincent Boudreau unlawfully denying her residency and firing her work when she had two years left on the residency clock,” said Anne Clark, her legal counselor.

“Academics all through her field were stunned at CUNY’s choice.”

Clark said Dodd can now “put this behind her.” She is at present teaching at Princeton.

Clark was tapped by state Attorney General Tish James in March to examine sexual harassment objections against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

She additionally addressed Kay Xanthakos, CUNY’s chief architect who guaranteed in a 2017 federal lawsuit she was paid not exactly a previous subordinate, who was not a licensed architect.

The university concurred in May to pay Xanthakos $190,000, including legal costs, to settle the case. It additionally denied wrongdoing.

Clark said Xanthakos “was satisfied that she had the option to determine her issues with CUNY.”