Oklahoma College Discriminated Against Transgender Professor, Justice Dept. Says

The U.S. Justice Department has sued Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging it discriminated against a transgender professor, Reuters reports. According to the lawsuit, Rachel Tudor, an assistant professor of English, was denied tenure because of her gender, and then was fired when she complained. “The university is confident in its legal position and its adherence to all applicable employment laws,” the university said in a statement.

The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. The department said the woman, Rachel Tudor, was denied a promotion because of her gender identity and was retaliated against after she complained. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Eric Beech)

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