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State College Violated Title VII by Denying
Tenure to Transgender Teacher, DOJ Alleges

March 31, 2015, 4:00 AM

An Oklahoma state university violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act by denying tenure to a transgender professor because she didn’t conform to gender stereotypes and retaliating against her after she filed a sex discrimination charge, the Justice Department alleged in a lawsuit filed March 30 in federal district court (United States v. Se. Okla. State Univ., W.D. Okla., 15-324, complaint filed 3/30/15).

In its complaint on Rachel Tudor’s behalf, the Justice Department said Southeastern Oklahoma State University denied Tudor a promotion to the tenured position of associate professor, despite positive recommendations from her department...

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