by Kristen Swilley, James Leggate
Originally published: July 6, 2016
A University of Cincinnati student alleges that the school committed sex discrimination when students in a physics lab were separated by gender.
In a federal lawsuit filed July 1, Casey Helmicki accuses the university of violating the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools.
Helmicki, a 19-year-old pre-med student, said she expected a tough course load but never expected the teaching assistant to separate the male and female students in her physics lab last August.