Tufts Defeats Dental Professor’s Sex Bias, Promotion Denial Case

Tufts University in Massachusetts beat sex discrimination and retaliation claims brought by a School of Dental Medicine professor who said she wasn’t promoted because she’d complained of harassment by a fellow instructor.

The US District Court for the District of Massachusetts ruled former professor Melissa Ing failed to show that she was otherwise qualified for the promotion, or that Tufts’s denial reasoning was pretext for discrimination. The court granted the university summary judgment on all claims Thursday.

Ing was an associate professor of dental medicine from 2011 to 2021, according to the order. In 2017 she reported that her fellow …

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