Former Roosevelt U Adjunct Sues Over Dismissal For Telling Joke In Class

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by Kate Thayer A former professor is suing Roosevelt University, saying he was wrongfully fired after telling a joke in his sociology class, poking fun at Arizona’s immigration policy. Robert Klein Engler, 68, of Des Plaines, also names his former union, Roosevelt Adjunct Faculty Organization, in the lawsuit filed earlier this week in federal court, claiming representatives did not adequately defend him and grievance procedures were not followed. After 11 years as an adjunct professor in the sociology department at both Chicago and Schaumburg campuses, Engler was fired on Aug. 10, 2010. In the months leading up to his termination, […]
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