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Thursday, October 7, 2021

Syracuse To Pay $3.7 Million To Settle Female Professors' Class Action Equal Pay Lawsuit

Syracuse.com, Syracuse University Agrees to Pay $3.7M to Settle Lawsuit From Female Faculty Members:

SyracuseSyracuse University agreed Friday to pay $3.7 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by five female faculty members who claimed the school’s pay and promotion policies discriminated against women. ...

The university said Friday it had raised the pay before the lawsuit of more than 150 women faculty members by nearly $2 million since it conducted a 2017 evaluation of full-time faculty salaries. ...

In their lawsuit, the five women claimed SU paid its female faculty members holding the ranks of assistant, associate and full professor less than male counterparts who held equivalent positions.

SU also “systematically underrated female faculty members” and subjected women to promotion standards that undervalued their contributions compared to men, according to the lawsuit. ...

Women who are full-time tenured or tenure-track associate professors or full professors will be eligible for settlement payments ranging from $1,140 to $19,000 per person, according to the proposed settlement.

SU also “systematically underrated female faculty members” and subjected women to promotion standards that undervalued their contributions compared to men, according to the lawsuit.

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