August 13th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

Kevin Ollie has scored a legal victory in his fight with UConn for the nearly $11 million left on his contract. An arbitrator has ruled UConn must prove it fired Ollie due to a showing of “serious non-compliance of … NCAA rules and regulations” or “serious misconduct.” Essentially, the ruling states the collective bargaining agreement between Ollie, UConn’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) and UConn takes precedence over the individual employment agreement between Ollie and UConn. The CBA contains language indicating a higher standard for just-cause firing. Former UConn president Susan Herbst had stated that the school believes the individual employment agreement is the governing document in the case. According to arbitrator Marcia Greenbaum’s 56-page decision, UConn indicated that since Ollie’s individual employment agreement was signed by UConn AAUP executive director Michael Bailey, it amounted to a waiver of the terms of the CBA. But Bailey has denied he was giving a waiver and, rather, simply indicating he had received the document — and Greenbaum agreed. – David Borges, ctpost – Read More

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