Old Saybrook Woman Sues Yale Over 'Retaliation' For Gender Equity Work

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A former Yale security educator hired to work on Title IX gender equality compliance is suing Yale, charging “unlawful retaliation,” including her dismissal, for her efforts.

Susan Burhans of Old Saybrook alleged in the 25-page complaint, written by New Haven attorney John R. Williams and co-counsel Wendy J. Murphy of Boston, that Yale administrators met her initiatives with “indifference, hostility and retaliation in many forms, including job termination.”

The civil action, filed in Connecticut federal court, seeks at least $10 million in damages.

Yale spokesman Tom Conroy said Monday, “The claim is baseless and Yale will defend itself vigorously.”

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