Two former University of Akron professors claim discrimination in pandemic layoffs

Two former University of Akron professors have accused the university of discriminating against them because of their race and nationality during layoffs that came with pandemic-related budget cuts in 2020, according to a lawsuit filed last week.

Aigbe Akhigbe, a man born in Nigeria, and Bhanu Balasubramnian, a woman from India, filed the lawsuit Nov. 3 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. The University of Akron declined to comment on the case.

Read more on the Akron Beacon Journal.


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