MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced Ellucian will pay $140,000 and
provide significant non-monetary relief to resolve allegations of
Ellucian provides higher education technology services and
is based in Minnesota. According to EEOC, it banned an employee from accessing
her workplace on a college campus after she informed coworkers of her decision
to transition from male to female. The college allegedly asked for the employee
to be transitioned away from the campus, and Ellucian complied.
"We appreciate that Ellucian worked cooperatively with
EEOC to resolve this charge without having to go through protracted
litigation," said Julianne Bowman, district director of the EEOC's Chicago
District. "As a result of this agreement, Ellucian is helping to
lead the way for transgender employees to enjoy equal rights in the workplace
In addition to the monetary relief, Ellucian agreed to
modify its code of conduct to include gender identity as a protected basis.
Additionally, it will provide training to all employees on gender identity