Fresno State to pay ex-administrator $3.5M in sexual discrimination suit
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by a former athletic administrator.
Diane Milutinovich, a former associate athletic director, alleged that the university reassigned her to another position in 2002 and fired her last year because she had spoken out about equal treatment for female athletes.
The university claimed Milutinovich's job was eliminated to save money five years ago and did not explain why she was placed on leave last year.
Under the settlement, the university will recognize her as an employee emeritus for her three decades of work at Fresno State.
Milutinovich's case is one of three lawsuits filed by women who accuse the university of retaliating against them for speaking out about gender equity.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
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