University of Iowa to lay off ex-athletic official who sued

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The University of Iowa plans to lay off a former top athletic department administrator who is suing the school after her earlier reassignment to a job unrelated to sports.

Court documents filed Wednesday show the university has informed Jane Meyer that her job as a project manager will be eliminated effective Sept. 9.

Meyer's attorney, Jill Zwagerman, is seeking to block the termination from taking effect and says the move is further retaliation for Meyer's complaints about wage discrimination and gender bias in the department.

Athletic director Gary Barta reassigned Meyer in December 2014. He said the move was necessary because Meyer's partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, was planning to sue over her own firing.

Meyer alleges she was paid far less than her male replacement.