Two Women File Suit Against Slippery Rock University

Two women employees of Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit against the university and the state system of higher education. The women claim they faced retaliation after speaking out against a male superior.

One of the women is the university’s volleyball coach and one is an assistant to the athletic director. The women gave testimony in proceedings conducted to monitor a consent order agreed to by the university in the settlement of a 2006 Title IX lawsuit that had been filed by women students and coaches. The two women testified that the male athletic director had difficulty dealing with strong women.

In the current lawsuit, the two women claim that they faced retaliation for their earlier testimony. The volleyball coach was told her contract would not be renewed. The assistant to the athletic director claims she was given massive amounts of work, kept out of important meetings, and denied support necessary to do her job.

Filed Under: DiscriminationTitle IX


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