The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination has ruled that an Asian American professor is owed $200,000 in damages for being denied a promotion based on her race and gender, reports Inside Higher Ed.
Lulu Sun is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.
The Commission’s ruling backs an earlier decision by the commission that there was probable cause that the University denied Sun’s promotion due to her Taiwanese origin and the fact she was a woman.
Under the latest ruling, the chancellor and other top administrators must complete anti-discrimination training. In addition to the fine, the University must also pay Sun back pay and award her the promotion.
You can read about some of the irregularities the Commission found in the University’s decision not to promote Sun in Inside Higher Ed.