Female faculty members at Adelphi University have settled a pay discrimination case for $300,000, according to the EEOC, "EEOC Obtains Over $300,000 For Class of Female Professors Subjected To Pay Discrimination." The lawsuit claimed that a class of female full-time professors was paid less than male professors of the same or lesser rank teaching within the same school. Adelphi agreed to pay $305,889 to 37 claimants, as well give as salary increases for 30 of them. In addition, Adelphi agreed to comply with the requirements of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII, along with being subject to monitoring and training on federal employment discrimination laws for the following three years.
The idea here is that male and female employees with substantially similar qualifications and doing substantially similar work should be paid equally, unless there is some legitimate factor making the difference.
Lexington, Kentucky discrimination lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in gender and sex discrimination cases; contact him at 859-254-7076.