A student at Yale University has successfully sued a major college for allegedly not hiring her because she was transgendered.
The student’s lawsuit was filed Monday by a group of students and advocates.
“We are the most important thing to the campus,” the lawsuit reads.
“And it’s a privilege that no one has to worry about.”
The lawsuit seeks a minimum wage increase and compensatory damages.
The lawsuit was first reported by the Yale Daily News.
A lawyer for the college declined to comment.
The Yale Daily news reported that the school is expected to file a response to the lawsuit within a few days.
The students in the lawsuit include two transgender students, one a student of color, one who identifies as a lesbian, one transgender woman and one white woman.
“Yale is the most racist, homophobic, misogynistic place I’ve ever been in my life,” the students say in the complaint.
The plaintiffs allege that in 2013, a member of the college’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion asked a white male senior if he would be interested in becoming the school’s first openly transgender employee.
“The senior replied yes and the office immediately promoted him to senior associate dean for Diversity and Equity,” the complaint states.
The report said the senior associate chancellor, who is also white, then instructed the office to “reconsider the appointment” of the white male because he was “unexpectedly transgressed.”
The student is not identified in the suit.
A representative for the school declined to provide a copy of the complaint or the lawsuit.