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Commission Rules that Brooklyn School Discriminated Against Frum Professor

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(VINnews) — A government ruling has been issued, stating that a Brooklyn CUNY school discriminated against a frum professor.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency, says that Kingsborough Community College discriminated against professor Jeffrey Lax because he is Jewish and supports Israel.

According to the ruling, the school intentionally scheduled meetings on Shabbos to prevent Mr. Lax and other frum Jews from participating.

“The Progressive Faculty Caucus continued to meet on Saturday nights, and did not try to set a new date that would suit Lax and other employees who could not attend due to the observance of their religious precepts,” the officials wrote.

A law firm representing Mr. Lax quoted a witness who said that “leftists did not like Lax because he was in favor of Trump, and a pro-Israel, Zionist and conservative American.”

Mr. Lax, who is a professor of business administration, announced his resignation from the college in June, due to CUNY’s anti-Israel stance. He continues to teach at NYU.

On June 10th, the school’s Professional Staff Congress voted overwhelmingly in support of a resolution condemning “the continued subjection of Palestinians to the state-supported displacement, occupation, and use of lethal force by Israel.”

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