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Rich Rodriguez's Firing and the Fallout for Arizona, the Coach and His Accuser - Sports and Entertainment Law News

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Posted on: Jan 17, 2018

The University of Arizona’s decision to fire head football coach Rich Rodriguez in the wake of sexual harassment allegations is a move that could soon resonate in courthouses. The university has fired Rodriguez without cause, meaning for reasons unrelated to any misconduct. When a contract employee (as opposed to an “at-will” employee) is fired without cause, the contract usually specifies how much money the employer will owe the employee. As reported by SI’s Bruce Feldman, Arizona is now obligated to pay Rodriguez about $6 million.

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