Thursday, November 06, 2008

University of Phoenix

Apollo Group Inc. has agreed to pay $1.89 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination against non-Mormon employees at its University of Phoenix Online division.

The amount of the settlement, which still requires court approval, is believed to be the largest in a religious-discrimination case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to EEOC regional attorney Mary Jo O'Neill.

The class-action lawsuit, filed two years ago, covers 52 former enrollment counselors who charged that members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were favored in sales leads, promotions, tuition waivers and more at the for-profit school.


The University of Phoenix and Apollo were long dogged by murmurs of Mormon influence. Apollo's longtime chief executive officer, Todd Nelson, was active in the church, and the company was said to heavily recruit church members as enrollment counselors.
I wonder if they teach how to hate gays at this school as well?..

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