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IU Disputes Discrimination Claim

IU Spokesperson Mark Land says the university takes discrimination claims very seriously.

A former employee is suing Indiana University for gender discrimination. According to Dr. Virginia LeBlanc’s attorney Amos Jones, she was paid less than her male predecessors in the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program.

“There are calculations that are very clear in light of what others made in the same position, who where men, and we will apply those calculations in keeping with Indiana and Federal law, and will seek remedy accordingly,” she says.

IU Spokesperson Mark Land however, says LeBlanc’s claims are unfounded and untrue.

“The types of behavior being alleged are not the types of behavior we would stand for,” he says. “We are denying the claim she is making in this case.”

Jones says both parties are beginning the mediation stage of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s complaint process.

Indiana Public Media’s Dan Goldblatt and Shelby Vetter contributed to this report.

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