Professor alleges Temple University fired him because of his age

By Kari Valence | Nov 25, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A former Temple University professor is suing the school claiming he was unlawfully terminated because of his age.

Ivan B. Taub filed a lawsuit on Nov. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Temple University, citing violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

According to the complaint, Taub, 68, claims he was employed by the university for 17 years as a member of the teaching staff. Taub claims he was paid an annual base salary of $51,202, with total compensation including benefits coming to $76,041 annually. Taub alleges that while on a one-year teaching sabbatical in March, he was contacted by the administration and told his services as a professor were no longer needed at the university and his employment was terminated effective June 30. Taub claims the reason for his termination is because of his advancement in age and that his termination is unlawful.

Taub is seeking that his position be reinstated, he be awarded damages of more than $150,000, back pay, front pay, pre-judgment interest, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, costs, as well as any other relief the court sees fit. Taub is represented by Andrew S. Abramson of Abramson Employment Law in Blue Bell.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 2:15-cv-05982-JS

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