VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 11 (UPI) — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to hear an appeal from the University of Colorado’s women’s campus, which says it has been left with no choice but to accept the student’s request to return to her job.
The women were not allowed to return until the Supreme Court decision, which is now set to take effect at the end of the month.
The UCC had been considering the matter for two years.
The case has been in limbo for the past year.
The students said they were not happy with the university’s handling of the case and were also upset by the university administrators’ decision to grant them a six-month reprieve.
They were hoping to return after the Supreme, which ruled that they did not have standing to sue the university over their employment discrimination.
The issue has been on the forefront of the UCC since February, when the student, Emma Sulkowicz, was raped by a fellow student, accused of sexual misconduct by Sulkowski.
Sulkowksy claimed she had been assaulted by three students in her dorm room during the fall of 2015, prompting the university to deny her request to terminate her employment.
The court ruled that Sulkowska did not establish a causal connection between her sexual assault and her alleged termination.
The university had initially offered to pay her $10,000 to leave, but it later backed down.
Suttons case was the subject of a lengthy hearing in which the U.C.S., which had already awarded her the $10 million she was seeking, also offered her $20 million to leave the campus.
But the Supreme court said that because Suttowska was a woman, she was entitled to an award of up to $50 million to cover her medical and emotional expenses.
The ruling, which was released Thursday, said the decision “does not take the issue of sexual harassment, sexual violence, or harassment off the table” and does not invalidate the UCR’s original award.
Sutowicz has said she plans to continue fighting the decision, and is appealing the UUC’s decision to the Supreme.