Baker University Asks Judge to Dismiss Former Adjunct’s Case

Baker University officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a wrongful termination lawsuit that a former adjunct professor — once the university’s highest-paid employee — filed earlier this year. A Baker attorney says that plaintiff Russell W. Pieken failed to exhaust administrative remedies under the university’s employee benefit plans. Defense attorneys also argue it was unlikely Pieken was fired in 2008 for asking about why he could not attain employee benefits because Pieken also said he “inquired about eligibility for benefits for almost 10 years.” “Plaintiff’s legal conclusion that his discharge was motivated by an intent to interfere with […]
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