Ohio public university to pay $400,000 in damages after punishing professor over preferred pronoun controversy

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Shawnee State University in Ohio has reached a $400,000 settlement with the professor. The professor was punished for refusing to use a transgender student's preferred pronouns. The student complained to university officials who concluded Meriwether had created a "hostile environment" The university agreed to settle the suit by paying him $ 400,000 in damages.
1 month ago·Columbus, United States

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A public university in Ohio will pay a professor US$400,000 after disciplining him for refusing to use a transgender student's pronouns

A public university in southern Ohio has agreed to pay a professor US$400,000 after it disciplined him four years ago for refusing to use a transgender student's preferred pronouns, according to Shawnee State University and a news release from the professor's attorney.

1 month ago·Toronto, Canada
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The Independent

University pays professor $400,000 after dispute over trans student’s pronouns

‘This case forced us to defend what used to be a common belief – that nobody should be forced to contradict their core beliefs just to keep their job,’ says attorney Travis Barham

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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USA Today

University to pay professor $400,000 after reprimanding him for refusing to use student's pronouns

The settlement was reached April 14 and rescinds the written warning the university issued Nicholas Meriwether in June 2018.

1 month ago·United States
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Washington Times

Ohio professor awarded $400K over being punished for not using student’s pronouns

An Ohio university professor has won a $400,000 settlement after being punished for refusing to use a student’s preferred pronouns.

1 month ago·Washington, United States
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CNN

A public university in Ohio will pay a professor $400,000 after disciplining him for refusing to use a transgender student's pronouns

Shawnee State University initially recommended putting a formal warning on Nicholas Meriwether's file.

1 month ago·Atlanta, United States
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IBTimes

Ohio College Professor Awarded $400,000 After Refusing To Use Student’s Preferred Pronouns

A professor will receive a $400,000 settlement after a university forced him to use a transgender student’s preferred pronouns.

1 month ago·United States
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