Soloski v. UGA | Civil Rights
Georgia Civil Rights Case
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This civil rights case alleges that the University of Georgia (UGA) falsely accused our client of violating its sexual harassment policy and unlawfully forced him to resign his position as Dean of the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
A civil rights violation occurs when the government violates your constitutionally protected rights.
Civil rights claims are frequently used in employment cases where state or federal employees are wrongfully terminated without due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
In this civil rights case, our client was employed as a dean and university professor at UGA. Our client alleged that UGA wrongfully damaged his reputation by falsely labeling him as a sexual harasser and terminating his employment without giving him a fair opportunity to be heard and to defend himself against the false charges.
In response to our client's civil rights lawsuit, two federal judges in the Northern District of Georgia cleared our client of UGA's charges. In a 130 plus-page order, the federal court ruled that under no circumstance could the facts presented be considered sexual harassment.
UGA ultimately agreed to expunge the charges against our client and clear our client's name.
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