Department head said he didn’t agree with professor’s views,
fired him immediately without following university’s own procedures
SHERMAN, Texas – Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed suit in federal court Thursday on behalf of a University of North Texas professor in Denton fired for criticizing flyers about “microaggressions” that someone left anonymously in the mathematics department’s faculty lounge. The head of the department, Ralf Schmidt, told Hiers he fired him because he criticized the “microaggressions” fliers and didn’t express “honest regret” about his actions. Other university officials approved of Schmidt’s retaliation.
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Case Name: Hiers v. The Board of Regents of the University of North Texas System
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