Lawsuit alleges Yale 'retaliated' against woman for her work on Title IX gender equality compliance
- Susan Burhans of Old Saybrook is suing Yale over "unlawful retaliation" for her work on Title IX gender equality compliance.
- Burhans' lawsuit, which a spokesman for the school called "baseless," alleges that while she was working on Title IX compliance at the Ivy League school, she discovered violations and was rebuffed and even punished for reporting them to administrators.
- The lawsuit seeks at least $10 million in damages and notes a previous complaint from April 2011, where 16 Yale students and alumni filed a complaint with the federal government over what they said was a hostile sexual environment.
From the article:
NEW HAVEN — A former Yale security educator hired to work on Title IX gender equality compliance is suing Yale, charging “unlawful retaliation,” including her dismissal, for her efforts. Susan Burhans of Old Saybrook alleged in the 25-page complaint, written by New Haven attorney John R. Williams and co-counsel Wendy J. Murphy of Boston, that Yale administrators met her initiatives with “indifference, hostility and retaliation in many forms, including job termination.”...
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