Wednesday, July 21, 2021
University Of Oregon Settles Equal Pay Case With Professor Jennifer Freyd For $450,000
Following up on my previous posts (links below): The Register-Guard, UO Settles Equal Pay Case With Retired Professor Jennifer Freyd For $450,000:
The University of Oregon announced Friday it reached a settlement in a pay equity lawsuit that gained national attention for the past four years.
UO has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle the case from recently retired psychology professor Jennifer Freyd.
Joint Settlement Statement (July 16, 2021):
Professor Emerit Jennifer Freyd and the University of Oregon are pleased to announce that we have settled our lawsuit after more than four years of litigation. Under the settlement, the University will pay Prof. Freyd and her attorneys $350,000 to cover her claims for damages as well as attorney’s fees over the four years of litigation. In addition, the University will make a $100,000 donation to the Center for Institutional Courage, the foundation founded by Prof. Freyd dedicated to scientific research and action promoting institutional courage.
We are pleased to put this litigation behind us and together affirm our continued commitment to uncover, acknowledge, and address gender inequity and other forms of discrimination.
- Daily Emerald, Jennifer Freyd Agrees to UO's Equal Pay Discrimination Settlement
- Inside Higher Ed, U of Oregon Settles Equal Pay Case for $450,000
- The Oregonian, University of Oregon Pays $450,000 to Settle Psychology Professor’s Suit Alleging Gender Pay Gap
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Federal Judge Cites Retention Bonuses Paid To Male University Of Oregon Faculty As Justification For Female Professor's Lower Pay (May 31, 2019)
- 9th Circuit Revives Tenured University Of Oregon Professor's Equal Pay Claim That She Makes $14,000-$42,000 Less Than Her Male Counterparts (Mar. 16, 2021)