U.S. Justice Dept. sues Oklahoma university over treatment of transgender employee

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:52 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it had filed a lawsuit against Southeastern Oklahoma State University over alleged discrimination against a transgender employee.

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)