Immaculata is of course, innocent as the freshly fallen snow on a winter’s morn?
Sooo….Immaculata wants a jury trial? Wonder how many nuns they will pack the courtroom with when the time comes?
There was a Patch blip September 29th:
There was also the original Patch article after my initial post September 15th:
I have to say if you have ever been inside Immaculata where some of the professors have offices, I am still wondering why they think her office was in such bad shape when I can tell you I have been over there and was somewhat appalled by the offices I saw. And a lot of that has to do with how cell-like they were and very out of date and yes super duper cluttered.
According to the original complaint (see first post embedded above, it has the complaint):
(1) Grimes was chair of the art department until 2007 when it merged with English, literature, communications, and language. Grimes served as director of art programs.
(2) In February 2020, Immaculata stripped her of her title and gave her more responsibility without more pay.
(3) In the summer of 2022, university officials disposed of her personal belongings, research materials, artwork, and more.
Professor Grimes is an artist. Pieces of her art are among the things tossed. When they were tossing her office, was anyone else’s office getting tossed or was she just singled out?
Naturally and quite predictably, Immaculata’s hired legal guns have told a Federal Judge to basically toss out the poor professor’s case.
Here’s what I know about discrimination lawsuits: women don’t just file these willy nilly. They are hard. They are unpleasant. So I think (still) this case bears watching and I feel for this Professor Diane Grimes. We live in a society in this country that would not only sell a louse for it’s hide, but also ditch anyone middle aged in the work place if possible. Over 50 and female in the workplace, and even male is a precarious place to be.
Middle aged = expensive for employers does it not?
This whole case makes me sad. Immaculata should treat it’s employees better, male and female. I am allowed to have that opinion. Because if they did, there wouldn’t be litigation like this, would there be?