University Of Iowa Discrimination Case Goes To Jury

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jury deliberations have begun to decide a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former top athletics administrator against the University of Iowa.

Attorneys gave closing statements Wednesday in the lawsuit filed by Jane Meyer, a Hawkeyes administrator for over a decade. She filed the suit after being transferred to another department after the firing of Iowa field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, her partner. Meyer’s job was eliminated in 2016.

Meyer alleges she suffered workplace discrimination as a gay woman in a relationship with a coach, that the school retaliated against her and that she was paid less than a male counterpart for similar work.

The eight-person jury, made up of five women and three men, heard 13 days of testimony that included football coach Kirk Ferentz and wrestling coach Tom Brands.

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