Univ. Of Phoenix To Pay $2M In Religious Bias Suit

Law360, New York (November 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The University of Phoenix, the nation's largest for-profit university, has agreed to pay $1.9 million to settle a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of discriminating against employees who are not Mormon.

A consent decree was filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, calling for the university to pay the settlement amount to 52 individuals who allegedly were discriminated against.

The EEOC's suit, filed in 2006, claimed that the university engaged in a widespread practice of discriminating...
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