UNLV Professor Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit | Education & Schools
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A tenured 62-year-old economics professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has filed an age discrimination lawsuit, claiming he was told he was too old to apply for a prestigious university position.
Alan Schlottmann claims in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in Clark County District Court that he was discouraged in January 2010 from applying for a vacancy as director of UNLV's Center for Business and Economic Research.
Schlottmann said he was told instead that he should retire.
A spokesman says the university doesn't comment on litigation.
Schlottmann has been at UNLV since 2000. He's known for his research on real estate, economic development and the Nevada economy. He's also executive director of the Theodore Roosevelt Institute, a think tank with scholars and professionals.