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University of Phoenix settles discrimination case for $1.87M

Suit alleged non-Mormon counselors penalized

PHOENIX – The University of Phoenix will pay nearly $1.9 million to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The EEOC alleged that the private university discriminated against enrollment counselors who were not associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The suit alleged that non-Mormon counselors were given fewer new student recruiting leads and more reprimands.

The EEOC says $1,875,000 will be paid to 52 counselors as part of the settlement announced Monday. The University of Phoenix agreed to adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward religious discrimination and hire a diversity officer.

The University of Phoenix is owned by the Apollo Group Inc. It did not admit wrongdoing.

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