Utah Valley University Settles Suit With Title IX Director
Utah Valley University has settled a lawsuit brought against the school by its former Title IX director, who was fired from job last November.
On Monday, the university paid $45,000 to former director Melissa Frost who alleged school of firing her as a retaliation to her role in initiating investigations against top officials for fostering an environment of discrimination and harassment on campus.
Frost’s lawsuit sought reinstatement and $100,000 in damages.
“A lawsuit pending in Utah State Court in Salt Lake City, have reached a settlement as to all claims,” reads the university statement.
“As part of the settlement, the parties will dismiss the pending lawsuit and any pending administrative claims. While each side denies any wrongdoing, Ms. Frost and UVU have agreed to set aside their claims and focus on their mutual interest in ensuring equality and fairness for everyone in the university community.”
She had also alleged university police of indifference to complaints of sexual harassment reported by gay men.
The university, meanwhile, had earlier accused Frost of policy violations.