Yesterday I discussed two new gender pay disparity cases filed by the EEOC – I must have missed this third one. Recall that one of the six priorities set out in the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) is enforcement of the federal laws against pay discrimination between men and women.
In this third case, the EEOC alleges that the University of Denver paid female law professors lower salaries than it paid to male counterparts “who were doing substantially similar work under similar working conditions.” If proven, this would violate the Equal Pay Act and Title VII.
An EEOC attorney noted that this “equal pay for equal work” requirement “applies to the professional academic setting of a university just the same as any other workplace.”
A law school? Don’t they know better?