The former Uni Adelaide VC was paid out $326 400
Peter Rathjen was paid out $238 600 in lieu of a reduced notice period, and $87,800 in statutory leave entitlements when he resigned under the terms of his employment contract on grounds of ill-health, Chancellor Catherine Branson has told staff.
“In deciding to make this payment, (university council) had regard to a number of factors. One was that the former vice-chancellor’s lawyers provided the university with a substantial specialist medical report that supported the claim of ill-health.”
South Australia’s Independent Commission Against Corruption has found Dr Rathjen committed acts of serious misconduct while VC, by sexually harassing two women employed by Uni Adelaide.
The chancellor’s announcement followed speculation that Dr Rathjen had left with three-times his announced payout.