Former employee accuses University of Phoenix of discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 2, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former employee is suing The University of Phoenix, alleging national origin discrimination, color discrimination, racial discrimination and retaliation.

Adline Audley of Broward County filed a complaint April 27 in Broward Circuit Court against The University of Phoenix Inc. alleging violation of the 1992 Florida Civil Rights Act. .

According to the complaint, Audley, a black Haitian, worked for the University of Phoenix from January 2007 until July 10, 2017 when she was terminated. Audley says she was deprived of her rights, exposed to ridicule and embarrassment, and suffered emotional distress and other damages, as a result of the discriminatory treatment and the hostile work environment she suffered from her supervisors.

The lawsuit alleges Audley's race and color were the motivating factor in her dismissal. 

The plaintiff alleges The University of Phoenix failed to make prompt remedial action to prevent continued discrimination toward Audley and deprived the plaintiff of her statutory rights under the Florida law.

Audley seeks trial by jury, back pay, benefits, interest, compensatory damages costs of action, attorney fees, reinstatement or front pay and all further relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Peter M. Hoogerwoerd, Nathaly Lewis and Michelle Mukus of Remer & Georges-Pierre PLLC in Miami.

Broward Circuit Court case number CACE-18-9500

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