Learning a Pay Discrimination Lesson the Hard Way

A recent EEOC pay discrimination lawsuit (now settled) against the Verona Area School District alleged that 10 female staff members were paid lower wages than their more recently hired male counterparts. Moreover, EEOC charges indicate the school rejected female staff member pay raise requests despite a history of negotiating compensation with male teachers. The settlement includes the district paying $450,000 to those affected, raising salaries, conducting training, and other measures.

Business Takeaway: The facts of this case seem particularly egregious considering the number of female staff members affected and the district’s history. How recently have you reviewed your pay practices? Contact us if you have questions regarding equal pay or other compensation issues.