Allegedly used a temp agency to boost employment numbers
Rutgers University’s MBA program allegedly manipulated its post-graduation employment rate numbers to boost its U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Deidre White, a human resource manager at the public New Jersey university, made the allegations as part of her lawsuit against Rutgers for discrimination. She alleged that Rutgers hires its own students through a temp agency that then assigns them to work at the university. The school then receives a kickback from the temp agency.
“As a result of Defendants’ misleading statistical bolstering, Defendant RBS’s overall institutional ranking is artificially inflated,” the attorneys stated in the lawsuit. “The inflated ranking is false representation to students and potential employers in violation of the Consumer Fraud Act.”
White’s attorneys have not responded to an email on May 1 and May 9 that asked for comment on the suit.
The university stated it
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