Lawsuit against Carroll alleging noncompliance with Title IX dismissed with prejudice

The lawsuit filed against Carroll College in 2019 alleging wrongful termination of a golf coach’s employment due to his reporting of discrimination against female athletes was jointly dismissed with prejudice on July 6.

The lawsuit filed in district court in 2019 against Carroll College by golf coach Bennett MacIntyre was jointly dismissed with prejudice on July 6. It alleged the school wrongfully terminated his employment for reporting gender discrimination.

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Bennett MacIntyre v. Carroll College was originally filed in U.S. District Court in Helena, alleging the Catholic liberal arts school was noncompliant with Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in schools that receive federal funding. The Education of Amendments Act of 1972 established the Title IX clause.

MacIntyre started work at Carroll in July 2006 as the associate athletic director and was granted a stipend for his position as head golf coach in 2007. In 2016, he brought his concerns about unequal treatment of female athletes to Carroll’s designated Title IX coordinator, but the coordinator wasn’t able to conduct an audit of the athletics department

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