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Cervisi v. Unemployment Unemployment Ins. Appeals Bd. (1989) (CA) – writ of mandate guaranteeing access to unemployment benefits for CA contingents.
“Contingent Faculty and the Courts” by Donna Euben (AAUP)
Garcetti v. Ceballos (2006) – US Supreme Court Case on free speech protections for public employees
Employment Justice Center — advocates for low-wage workers in the Washington DC metropolitan area
The Law of Higher Education, by Barbara A. Lee, senior vice president for academic affairs at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, and William A. Kaplin, distinguished professorial lecturer and senior fellow at Stetson University’s Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy. Jossey Bass 2013
“Legal Contingencies for Contingent Professors” by Donna Euben (AAUP; at Chronicle of Higher Education) – subscription required
Washington State Senate Services Report on Part time Faculty at Colleges and Universities (Summer 2011) by Ailey Kato – see pp. 33-35 “Statutory Law Regarding Part time Faculty” and pp. 36-40 “Litigation”
2015: “Too Old For Tenure” — Inside Higher Ed, August 4, 2015
“Adjuncts and Age Discrimination” — Science, September 29, 2014
“No Country for Old Adjuncts” — Inside Higher Ed, September 14, 2014
“The Age(ism) of Diversity” — Inside Higher Ed, August 13, 2014
2008: “Bias Against Older Candidates” — Inside Higher Ed, Decembe 17, 2008
“Age Bias or Anti-Adjunct Bias?” — Inside Higher Ed, August 15, 2006