Cook County Record

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

George S. Frederick

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  • Judge: Pensioners fired from adjunct faculty posts not protected by age discrimination law, pensions clause

    A Chicago federal judge has given a failing grade to an attempt by a group of former adjunct faculty who sued the suburban community college who fired them rather than pay a state penalty for employing retirees drawing pensions from the state’s university pension fund, with the judge ruling neither federal age discrimination laws nor the Illinois state constitution’s pensions protection clause gives the instructors a legal claim.