A major state university in Oklahoma is also under fire. This time though, it’s for allegedly discriminating against a transgendered professor.
Feds sue Oklahoma university, allege gender discrimination
The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school in Durant discriminated against a transgender professor and then fired her after she complained.
In a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Oklahoma City, the department alleges the university denied assistant professor Rachel Tudor a promotion despite a recommendation from her department chair and other tenured faculty from her department.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a statement the lawsuit is intended to target “unfair biases and unjust prejudices” against transgender Americans.
Southeastern’s President, Sean Burrage, said in a statement the university followed the law and is “confident in its legal position.” Burrage declined to discuss the matter further, citing the pending lawsuit.
[Note: This post title originally referred to Oklahoma State in error. The title has been corrected.}
Feds sue Oklahoma university, allege gender discrimination (KOCO)