Former Liberty University diversity director sues school

By: | July 19, 2021

Another Black man once employed by Liberty University in a diversity leadership role has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the university.

LeeQuan McLaurin went to LU and worked as an associate director of student engagement starting in 2018, then was assigned to be its director of diversity retention in February 2020 despite declining the position for pay reasons, the lawsuit states.

His complaint lists seven violations of state and federal civil rights laws, claiming the school’s senior management discriminated against him as a Black, gay, Christian man and retaliated against him after he lodged Human Resources complaints.

He asks for missed pay, benefits and other damages but doesn’t specify any dollar amounts. Past that, he also demands discrimination training for all LU employees, “supervisory discipline” and firing of any discriminatory employees and monitoring by the court or a federal agency to ensure compliance with those provisions.

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