TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Oct 3, 2014

Former University of Tennessee media director Debby Jennings has reached a $320,000 settlement in her lawsuit against the university and athletic director Dave Hart, alleging “unlawful discrimination and retaliation” after Jennings’ abrupt departure from the athletic department in May of 2012. “I am hopeful my lawsuit has cast some light on some of the inequities that I and others experienced in the combined UT Athletics Department,” Jennings, a UT alum, said in a statement. “My sincere desire is that my University will strive to bridge the gap in the disparity of the number of women and minorities in leadership roles within the UTAD.” Knoxnews has more.