A former University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) graduate student claims she was forced out of paid student employment and her role as the President of Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) because of allegations stemming from an affair she had with a former UNLV employee. In November 2019, the former UNLV employee’s spouse confronted her about the affair in a closed office on the campus and allegedly harassed and threatened her. She complained about the incident to the Executive Director of UNLV Graduate Student Services in December 2019. She was terminated from her student employment, trespassed from the graduate building, and UNLV obtained a no-contact order after disclosing the affair to the school. She reports she was not given the opportunity to appeal the no-contact order or trespass order to the Office of Student Conduct. She also recalls that the Dean of the Graduate College made remarks about her in a meeting of the GPSA without giving her notice and she was not allowed in a closed meeting where remarks were made. She was prohibited from participating in GPSA meetings and activities as well. She states UNLV offered her a new position in November 2021, then rescinded the offer after speaking with the hiring supervisor and potentially after reviewing her student file. She then filed complaints with the EEOC, the labor commissioner, and the board of education. She received an EEOC Right To Sue letter on July 20th, 2022. She has all relevant documentation and correspondence between the Dean of the UNLV Graduate College, the Executive Director of the Office of Student Conduct, and other UNLV personnel. Next Deadline: Statute of Limitations per Right to Sue Letter is October 20, 2022.
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