Thursday, July 11, 2013
Lucy A. Marsh, a tenured law professor at Denver since 1982 who teaches Civil Procedure, Property, and Trusts & Estates (CV here), has filed an EEOC gender discrimination complaint against the school charging that her $109,000 is the lowest at the school and well below the $149,000 median full professor salary.
From the EEOC complaint:
Professor Marsh believes that she and other female professors at the law school were discriminated against with respect to compensation because of their gender and were paid less than men performing substantially equal work under similar conditions in the same establishment.
From the Denver Post:
"What I hope comes out of this is not just fair compensation to professor Marsh and to fix the system, but hopefully there will be lessons learned that other universities, law schools and employers can look at and say, 'This is something that we can look at, to make sure the women are not paid less for equal work,'" said Jennifer Reisch, one of Marsh’s lawyers and legal director of Equal Rights Advocates, a national civil rights organization.
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