Drake, baranczyk sued by gay former coach

Graham’s sexual orientation became “public knowledge” to Baranczyk and other colleagues when she brought her now-wife, Kristal Flowers, to a home basketball game in November 2014, according to the lawsuit. Currency in britain Baranczyk called Graham to her office later that month and forced her to take time off, telling Graham that “she was not acting like herself,” the complaint said.

The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. Currency in great britain and europe District Court in Des Moines claims that Baranczyk sent Graham home multiple times without explanation, excluded her from team meetings and scouting trips, and stripped her of job duties until the only remaining tasks she had were similar to those of an intern. Currency gbp graph Baranczyk also shared information with other Drake employees and “gossiped” about medication and therapy Graham received for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to the lawsuit. Decimal currency in britain The brain disorder can cause inattentiveness and impulsive behavior.

“After discovery of plaintiff’s sexual orientation, she was subjected to hostile interactions on the job and the subject of inter-office slander, speculation and gossip related to her sexual orientation,” the lawsuit said.


Drake released a statement Wednesday in response to the lawsuit. Great britain pound currency The university said Graham filed a complaint earlier with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, which it said dismissed the complaint “at the earliest possible stage” because it found that, after hearing from Graham and from Drake, there was not a “reasonable possibility that further investigation would reveal discrimination occurred.”

Baranczyk first asked Graham to resign from the position on May 14, 2015, without offering any official or formal reason, according to the lawsuit. Currency in england converter Graham tried to continue working, but the head coach pressured her through text messages and emails until she submitted a resignation letter on June 5, 2015, the complaint said.

The lawsuit also claims that Graham has been blocked from finding similar coaching work because of “negative information” that Drake has given to prospective employers.

Baranczyk and the university are the only named defendants in the lawsuit, which includes claims for violating the Iowa Civil Rights Act, negligence, retaliation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and harassment. Currency of britain The university and Baranczyk have not yet filed a formal response in court.

An attorney representing Graham did not return a reporter’s phone call or email on Tuesday. Great britain currency denominations Graham is being represented by Tina Muhammad, a 2015 graduate of Drake University law school.

The lawsuit follows a civil rights complaint filed against the university in November by Scott Kerr, a longtime athletic trainer who claims he was wrongly fired because of a medical disability. What currency does england use Kerr was fired in September after a colleague saw him urinating in a training room whirlpool. Great britain currency code He argued that his decision was necessary because of a medical condition he suffers from that causes frequent urination.