The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on Monday against Southeastern Oklahoma State University, alleging the school discriminated against a transgender assistant professor.
The DOJ said it also sued the Regional University System of Oklahoma. The department said Rachel Tudor was denied a promotion because of her gender identity and retaliated against after she complained.
In the summer of 2007, Tudor notified Southeastern that she planned to transition from male to female and begin to present as a woman at work during the 2007-08 academic year, according to the DOJ’s court filing.
Southeastern Oklahoma State University said in a statement it “is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities.