May 16th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

Natalie Harrington, who resigned as George Fox University’s women’s lacrosse coach in April 2017, has filed a federal lawsuit against the school, alleging sex discrimination for not promoting her from a part-time to full-time employee. The suit claims the university paid and promoted less experienced and less successful men coaches over more experienced and more successful women coaches, such as herself. George Fox University will consult its legal counsel, university spokesman Rob Felton said. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries reviewed Harrington’s complaint earlier this year and dismissed it for lack of sufficient evidence, Felton noted. According to the suit, Lau told Harrington that the university just didn’t have any strategy for promotions in its athletic department. After Harrington resigned, the university sought applications for a full-time women’s lacrosse coach in June 2017. The suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland, seeks lost wages and a court order prohibiting the university from its alleged constitutional violations. – Maxine Bernstein, oregonlive – Read More

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