A new law underlying a complaint filed by three terminated University of South Florida faculty members will likely be deemed unconstitutional, according to a local law professor.

As previously reported, Senate Bill 266, approved by Florida lawmakers and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, prevents faculty grievances from being appealed above the university president.

“I have no doubt that the court will find that the plaintiff’s argument that this law violates existing collective bargaining agreements, which require a neutral fact finder to make the decision as to whether an employee of a university can be fired, will be upheld,” said Bob Jarvis, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law professor.

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