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Utah Valley University settles lawsuit alleging retaliation

October 29, 2018

OREM, Utah (AP) — The former head of Utah Valley University’s anti-discrimination office has reached a settlement with the college after the woman filed a lawsuit accusing the school of unfairly firing her after she raised concerns about discrimination against women and non-Mormons.

The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo reports that Melissa Frost and the university issued a joint news release saying that both sides would focus on a mutual interest of “ensuring equality and fairness for everyone” at the university.

They declined to provide terms of the settlement.

Frost worked as the first ever director of the central anti-discrimination office at the Orem-based university for three years before being let go in November 2017.

The college had denied that she was fired for bringing concerns to administrators.

Utah Valley has the most students of any university in the state.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com

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