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Jones v. National American UniversityCASE 21-4Student:
PartiesPlaintiff: Kathy D. Jones Defendant:National American University (NAU) Docket Number/ Court:09-3007.Origination: United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.Location: Rapid City, Dakota.Decision: June 23, 2010.Case Type: Employment law
FactsJones began working for NAU in 1998 as a part time corporate liaison at the university's Rapid City, South Dakota campus. She became a full time admissions representative the same year.In 2004, Johns applied for the director of admissions position.
At trial Jones testified that while she and Buckles were discussing one applicant, a man in his mid fifties, Buckles made the comment, "I'm not sure we want a grandpa working with our high school students." Jones believed the remark was discriminatory, but she did not report it to anyone at NAU
ProcedureJones filed a charge of discrimination with the EEOC, alleging that NAU had wrongfully