Prof. loses tenure over trip with bar waitress
A professor who filed a lawsuit against his university which terminated his tenure has lost his case with the court saying the institution had the right to fire him on grounds that he went on a trip with bar waitress.
The Seoul Administrative Court recognized the fact that he played golf with the bar hostess on his business trip and abused his influence as the head of school administration to provide her with a university scholarship.
The court said he caused seriously damage to the image of the institution.
The court went on to say the results of his research project did not warrant an extension of his tenure at the university. “Based on these findings, there are no procedural problems in terminating the professor’s tenure.”