The University of Massachusetts-Lowell, which suspended its student-hiring practices in May, has announced that it is ending its practice.
The university, located in Boston, says it plans to “consolidate” its hiring practices and make a list of students who are no longer eligible for the job.
The school’s announcement comes days after a federal judge struck down the university’s discriminatory hiring practices, saying that they violated the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
The ruling was part of a broader legal case against Harvard University, which had sued the school over a similar policy in 2015.
The University’s hiring practices “do not reflect the University’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive and equitable educational environment,” the university said in a statement, adding that the policy “will be discontinued as of July 20, 2020.”
The university said it will implement “new policies that reflect the changing workplace and will provide more information to prospective students about how we are applying for positions.”
The University also said that it will offer more “pre-employment training and resources” to students and faculty.
“The University of Boston has recently undertaken a review of its hiring process and policies in light of recent court decisions, and we will continue to do so to better align our hiring process with the diversity and inclusion goals of our university,” the school said in the statement.
“Our policies do not reflect a discriminatory or otherwise unlawful recruitment strategy and we continue to work to create a safe and welcoming environment for all members of our campus community.”