Notch another settlement for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a lawsuit alleging discrimination against transgender employees.
EEOC announced today that Ellucian, a higher education technology services company with operations in Minnesota, has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a Title VII transgender bias lawsuit.
The EEOC said its investigation by revealed that Ellucian barred the employee from access to her workplace on a college campus the day after she informed her co-workers she planned to transition from male to female.
The college asked Ellucian, which was performing contracted informational technology work for the college, to remove the employee from their campus, and Ellucian complied with the college’s request.
Seems to me that makes the college just as liable for the alleged violation as Ellucian.
Since 2012, it’s been the EEOC’s view that employment discrimination against employees because they are transgender is sex discrimination which violates Title VII.
Here’s EEOC’s announcement of the settlement.