wrongful failure to grant tenure or partnership

Wrongful failure to grant tenure or partnership refers to a type of claim most frequently made against educational institutions and professional organizations (typically law and accounting firms).

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Such actions assert that despite having met all requirements for tenure/partnership, such as working a required number of years, publishing a specific number of books or professional papers, or receiving a certain rating in professional/teaching evaluations, the individual has unfairly been denied tenure/partnership. Employment practices liability insurance policies written for professional organizations and educational institutions routinely cover allegations of wrongful denial of tenure or partnership as a standard peril. Coverage for wrongful denial of tenure or partnership encompasses both the cost of defending the educational institution/professional firm against such allegations and payment of any settlements or judgments associated with these claims.


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