Women

09.18.13

Rutgers Employee: I Was Fired Due to ‘Lesbian Bias’

School says she couldn’t meet deadlines.

A fired Rutgers university professor is suing the school for being fired due to “lesbian bias” by one of the university’s deans.  The employee, Laura Frederico, was fired a year ago from a public relations position at the school, but she claims that Jacquelyn Litt, dean of the Douglass Residential College and a distinguished women’s studies scholar, dislikes lesbians and believes that "women who had men behind them were stronger and better employees." The university denies that any harassment occurred and claims that Frederico was let go because of her inability to meet deadlines.