Bad Choreography: EEOC Says College Discriminated Against Dance Instructor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued last week on behalf of a choreography instructor at Marymount Manhattan College who was turned down for an assistant professorship in dance in favor of a 37-year old.

According to the complaint, the instructor and two other candidates were finalists for the professorship. However, the search committee expanded the search and zeroed in on the younger candidate because it considered her to be “at the right of her life for commitment to a full-time position.”

To the EEOC, that’s code for age discrimination, and so it took the matter to court.

Read more.

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