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Posted On: September 8, 2009 by Peter M. LaSorsa

Two Females File Discrimination Lawsuit Against Minnesota State University

A discrimination lawsuit has been filed against Minnesota State University ("MSU") by director of the University's Campus Access Program ("CAP"), Tonya Phillips and the program's retention specialist Dalton Crayton, claiming they've been subjected to racial discrimination and retaliation based on their race.

Under federal law Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, retaliation occurs when an employee is fired or has his/her terms and conditions of work changed as a result of making a formal complaint of discrimination. Title VII also protects those individuals who testify, assist or participate in an investigation of illegal activity or those who oppose unlawful employment practices.

University spokesperson Michael Cooper says MSU couldn't comment on the issue because it's pending litigation.The Minnesota State College and University system says MSU is moving to have the case dismissed; that motion will be heard October 23 in US District Court.

For more information on racial discrimination or retaliation in Chicago Illinois contact employment lawyer Peter LaSorsa at his webiste, http://lasorsalaw.comlasorsalaw.com

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