UND Women's Hockey Players File Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination

UND Women's Hockey Players File Lawsuit Claiming Discrimination Photo: KSTP

June 13, 2018 06:19 PM

Eleven former University of North Dakota women's hockey players have filed a lawsuit against the University saying they were discriminated against after the elimination of the program.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court on Tuesday.

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The eleven plaintiffs claim the elimination of the program is a violation of Title IX. Title IX was enacted to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

The lawsuit asks the court to declare an order saying the University violated Title IX and issue an injunction, which would require the University to reinstate the program.

The women's hockey program was eliminated after the 2016-2017 season.

 

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