8:41 AM PT -Vanderbilt University tells TMZ … “We take complaints seriously to continue to advance our commitment to fostering inclusive communities.”
The school also says that there are resources available to transitioning employees and their managers.
One of Vanderbilt University’s longtime employees says she was bullied by her colleagues after undergoing sex reassignment surgery and was terribly ridiculed using words such as “freak” and “gross.”
Olivia hill Vanderbilt has alleged abuse that she says began in mid-2018 when she informed her employer that she had been diagnosed with a gender identity disorder … so she had to move from male to female. She says she soon learned that her immediate boss called her “it,” “transfreak,” and “eccentric.”
Olivia, a U.S. Navy veteran who has worked at Vanderbilt University for 25 years, said some reactions made her second guess that she would undergo surgery, and she postponed it until February 2019. Is called. In a proceeding obtained by TMZ, she complains of abuse, which was exacerbated when she returned to work in May 2019-some people leave the room as soon as she enters, while making a rough statement. Some people did.
According to the proceedings, those comments included a big wig that directly commented on her that her big legs looked strange. She also claimed that he asked if she would shave her breasts now, and added … “Hmm, the idea that you shave your boobs is terrible.”
Olivia alleges in the proceedings that another employee asked, “Can her new vagina be used first?”
Interestingly, Vanderbilt advertised Olivia’s transition … she even posted a video telling her story. But Olivia’s lawyer said Abby Rubenfeld, Says it only highlights college hypocrisy-“Olivia’s treatment violates federal and state law, with Vanderbilt’s own policy allegedly a model of LGBTQI tolerance and inclusion. It is inconsistent with the public announcement. “
Olivia said she had informed her boss, but was unable to get relief and filed a complaint with a university or federal employment agency. She says the school has taken her on paid leave and has been handed over for promotion.
She is suing Vanderbilt for damages such as loss of wages, pain and suffering.
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