Saturday, October 1, 2016
Following up on my previous posts:
9 News, Professor: EEOC Will File Suit Against DU Over Equal Pay:
University of Denver Law Professor Lucy Marsh says the EEOC will file a lawsuit Friday against her employer over equal pay to women professors.
"It seems to me that what we've got is a pattern of a number of law school deans have been intentionally, knowingly, violating the law," Marsh said.
She has been a professor of law at DU since 1973. Marsh specializes in teaching courses in trusts, estates, property, and civil procedure. In 2013, she discovered that male professors were paid about $16,000 more than female professors within the School of Law.
"We tried to negotiate with the school first before we ever went to the EEOC and the school didn't even answer," Marsh said.
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission eventually did get involved and conducted its own investigation into the pay practices at the DU law school." And, came to the conclusion that indeed DU was discriminating against all the women full professors," Marsh said. "We were getting paid significantly less."
Marsh says the EEOC will file a lawsuit Friday over violations of the Equal Pay Act.