The Jerusalem district labor court dismissed dozens of lawsuits of civil servants, recognizing invalid academic degree, issued by the Israeli branches of Latvian universities.
The judgment States that the plaintiffs lacked basic knowledge on the topics they had to teach in the academic degree, and that there is a reasonable suspicion that academic work, put in their name were not written by them.
Each of the plaintiffs entrusted the payment of court costs in the amount of 2.5 thousand shekels, according to the portal Walla.
Degree in the public service, especially in police or prison authority, means a substantial increase in salary.
An investigation into the Israeli branches of Latvian universities began in 2001. At the same time they were forbidden to recruit new students, but those who have received the degree at the time of the ban, continued to receive appropriate allowances, while the government conducted an investigation into each individual case.
In total, the test was carried out approximately 300 cases. Last week was handed down judgments in three dozen lawsuits.
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