University of Maine Discrimination Suit 

A former University of Maine assistant professor has sued the school in federal court.Laurie Osher worked in the department of plant, soils, and environmental sciences.She was hired in 1999 for a research and teaching position.Eight years later, she was denied tenure by the university.Osher claims that was in “retaliation for her complaints of discrimination against her” based on her disability and sexual orientation.The university says it denied her tenure because Doctor Osher failed to meet the department’s requirements.