EEOC Says HBCU Discriminated Against White Employee

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity has ruled in favor of a White employee who claimed she was fired by historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina because of her race. The woman, who was terminated in July 2011, had been serving as director of academic technology at the university.

The woman had worked at WSSU since 2008 and had been promoted in September 2010. According to the EEOC, the woman was fired shortly after the university hired a new associate provost and chief information officer who reportedly told her the university was going in a different direction. The university stated that it needed a person with “advanced skills in systems and applications programming.”

But the EEOC concluded that “race was a factor in the terms and conditions of employment and WSSU’s decision to terminate her employment.”

Nearly one quarter of the university’s employees are White.

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