A recent court decision in the New York county Supreme Court has found in favor for a former student at NYU’s dentist school who sued the school. The student was dismissed from NYU’s dental college, without the possibility of readmission. The school claimed she violated an ethical code in which she forged a patient treatment record patient forms in order to gain Practice Model Values (PMV) credits necessary in order to graduate. The court found that given the evidence, NYU did not substantially comply with its own published guidelines and policies. Therefore, the court found that NYU’s determination should be voided as arbitrary and capricious, and thus ordered the school to readmit the student without having the respondent file a formal answer to the suit. The court also found that expelling the student without the possibility of readmission “shocks the conscience.” See: http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2012/2012_06834.htm

In cases such as these, it is important to keep in mind the civil rights available to you in the event that your rights are violated. Some laws which seek to improve the civil rights of all citizens include: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 listed by the States Department of Labor which prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. This law is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  In addition, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. See: http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/discrimination/ethnicdisc.htm

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