A former Yale University graduate is suing her school for sending her on forced medical leave after she sought counseling for depression.
According to a Fox News report, the lawsuit was filed on November 5 at the New Jersey federal court by a woman identified as Z.P., who is seeking redressal to the violation of her constitutional rights.
The court filings say that in November 2016, the plaintiff expressed her concerns about the school returning to normalcy after two student suicides in the same month in a conversation with a religious advisor. The advisor recommended her to visit the mental health center for counseling.
In the lawsuit, she has alleged Yale-New Haven Hospital staff of unlawfully holding her at a hospital for treatment and revealing her medical information to the university.
Despite written assurances, she was placed on a forced medical leave.
“Please let me continue to learn how not to be afraid, continue to grow and become an adult who is strong enough to make a better life for herself. Please let me return to Yale and continue to help myself,” reads the contents of the letter obtained by the Yale Daily News.
“The Plaintiff noted that Yale was a refuge from her stressful home environment and that her environment away from Yale would be less conducive to her recovery,” reads the lawsuit.
The university meanwhile has declined to make any comments on the pending litigation.