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KU, former employee settle discrimination lawsuit

January 26, 2012

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A former associate vice provost for information services has reached a settlement with Kansas University in his discrimination lawsuit filed in 2010, according to federal court records.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil said in an order that attorneys for KU and Dilawar Grewal had confirmed they have settled the claims in Grewal’s suit. Her order does not specify any terms of the settlement, but it says the parties have until Feb. 27 to file a stipulation in the case.

Grewal in the suit alleged he was harassed due to his religion and race and ultimately fired in 2009 for making complaints. Grewal, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in India who was a member of the Sikh religion, said he was the subject of “open racial and religious slurs in the workplace,” including an allegation he was openly referred to as “looking like a terrorist.”

When the suit was filed, KU officials said his claims were baseless. The parties had been participating in mediation.

KU hired Grewal in 2009 as a director of research information technology services, and he was promoted in August 2009 to associate vice provost for information services. Grewal is now an associate provost at Wagner University in New York.

An attorney for Grewal could not be reached for comment Thursday. KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said Thursday the court’s memo was the only thing public in the case at this point.

Comments

Jean Robart 2 years, 10 months ago

So not true. The former employee was in fact the one who discriminated. I understand he made no secret of the fact that he did not like women.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 10 months ago

If that's true, which I admit I have no information about, then the settlement might represent the ending of a nuisance lawsuit. Those are all too common, in my opinion.

obamasocks 2 years, 10 months ago

Oh so true; he had a temper that was only topped by his ego. Only in America can a person like this get awarded a settlement when his suit is completely baseless.

begin60 2 years, 10 months ago

No one's worst nightmare could involve a more incompetent, dishonest, and vengeful HR unit than KU's. They are beyond substandard and only get away with the level of evil and misconduct they do because of local backwoods conflict-of-interests, the harsh double-dealing threats they make via their in-the-pocket of cronies cops, and dishonest and illegal court agreements that the local poor excuses for honest DAs are happy to enforce on behalf of KU's General Counsel and their minions.The authorities here form a completely ugly picture of corruption.

motercyclejim 2 years, 10 months ago

This is why u should'nt send your kids to collage. Its all a bunch of liberal to indocterinate people!! Vote for ROn PAUL!!!!!! 2012

shamrock 2 years, 10 months ago

YEAH! Don't let your kids glue bits of paper together! It's a conspiracy!

kusp8 2 years, 10 months ago

Used to work with that moron. I would rather slit my wrists than let him continue to work at KU. The only person with less appreciation for women is......maybe the Ayatollahs over in Iran, but that's about it.

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