Stephens City resident Shaun Broy announced today that he has filed the appropriate paperwork with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, field office in Washington, D.C., charging Shenandoah University with violation of federal laws prohibiting discrimination and retaliatory treatment in the workplace. The filing references the discriminatory and retaliatory actions taking place between July 25, 2011 and December 5, 2011.
“I have been unemployed since my termination from Shenandoah University on December 5, 2011,” Broy said. “This action is especially concerning to me due to all of the other factors that were involved, including my love and loyalty to the institution. My roots run deep there, but apparently not deep enough.” He added, “No one will ever know the full extent of the grief and persecution I endured on a daily basis. This is not that difficult of a situation to figure out. The residents of the valley aren’t stupid.”
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
“Shenandoah University has committed an especially malicious and reckless act of discrimination against me and has caused a great deal of mental anguish, inconvenience, and loss of enjoyment in my life,” Broy said. “The EEOC system is in place for a very good reason, to act in the common good of us all and I am confident that it will find that Shenandoah University is in the wrong once this process has had a full opportunity to play out.”
“I can’t make any further comment at this time related to the specifics of the charges filed,” Broy added. “As for me, this is a difficult time of the year for this to happen to anyone, but I will be just fine. I wish everyone a very enjoyable Holiday Season. The truth will prevail.”
Director of Media Relations at Shenandoah University, Emily Burner, declined to answer specific questions on the matter limiting the University’s official response to, “The university is aware that Shaun Broy has filed a charge, and we are interested in letting the process run its course.”