RENO, Nev. (AP) - A former professor at the University of Nevada, Reno has filed a lawsuit against the school president and the state university system seeking his reinstatement after he claims he was fired in retaliation for publicizing animal abuse at campus research farms.
In addition to getting his job back, the lawsuit by Hussein S. Hussein seeks an injunction that would order retroactive pay of his $98,000 annual salary with full benefits. It also seeks to rescind UNR President Milton Glick's order banning him from campus when he fired him April 11.
Reno lawyer Jeffrey Dickerson says in the lawsuit he filed on Hussein's behalf yesterday in Washoe County District Court that the
firing was, in his words, "the latest in a six-year campaign to destroy Dr. Hussein and his career."
He says that ever since Hussein reported affirmative action violations and animal abuse at UNR he has been target of punishment by those he exposed," including Glick.
John Albrecht is the lawyer for the Nevada System of Higher Education representing UNR and Glick in the case. He says he filed a motion opposing a temporary restraining order. He says the university will "vigorously resist any legal action that would reverse Dr. Hussein's termination."
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