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Fired Worker Accuses Rutgers Dean of Lesbian Bias

by Associated Press

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — A fired Rutgers University employee has filed a lawsuit accusing its women’s college dean of having a bias against lesbians.

Laura Federico, who is a lesbian, claims she was fired from her public relations job last year because Douglass Residential College Dean Jacquelyn Litt doesn’t like lesbians and felt “women who had men behind them were stronger and better employees.”

The Home News Tribune reports Rutgers in court papers denies Litt harassed Federico. The school says she was let go because she failed to meet deadlines.

Litt was appointed dean in 2010.

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