News outlets in the US have reported that a recruiting firm that employed Florida State University graduate student Nicole Eramo has pulled out of its recruitment efforts for the state’s top law school.
The decision to close its doors came after complaints that Erama had engaged in inappropriate behavior in a work environment, including sexual harassment, according to a report in the Florida Times-Union.
Eramo is the only female student at Florida State who has been suspended or expelled for sexual misconduct in recent years, according the university.
The school’s law school said in a statement that it is “deeply saddened” by the news of the university’s decision and “condemns any kind of misconduct” in its workplace.
The announcement was made late Tuesday night, a school official said.
Erams office declined to comment.
Erams attorney, J.M. Murphy, said the school is investigating the allegations and has not yet made a decision.
He said he was not aware of any cases of sexual misconduct that have been reported at the school.
“The university is investigating and will take appropriate action when appropriate,” Murphy said.
Erama was among about two dozen women who were part of a group of women who filed a lawsuit against Florida State in December accusing the university of violating Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
They said the university failed to protect them against discrimination because of their gender.
The suit alleged that Erama was assigned to work on a campus sexual assault task force and had been a “facilitator of sexual harassment” in a hostile environment.
The university initially responded to the allegations, saying Eramos actions were consistent with university policy.
However, it later admitted the accusations were untrue and fired Eramas assistant professor of law.
The lawsuit said Erames actions were in violation of a campus code of conduct that bars sexual harassment and assault.
Erams lawsuit also alleged that her superiors failed to respond when she complained about her supervisor’s behavior to a Title IX investigator.
Eraso also filed a Title VII lawsuit against the university alleging that she was fired and retaliated against for speaking out about the allegations.