09 Apr '11, 3pm

Virginia Tech Sued For Gender Discrimination

Virginia Tech Sued For Gender Discrimination

Some might call it a trend, but another lawsuit has emerged alleging that women were paid less than their male counterparts in comparable positions. This time the lawsuit, filed by three female ex-employes, accuses Virginia Tech of gender discrimination , showing that pay disparity is as pernicious in the public sector as the private. According to the complaint one woman was explicitly told she was worth less because she was a woman. The suit alleges that Virginia Tech violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Pay Act by paying the women less than men who were doing similar jobs. One plaintiff described a situation where she applied for a new position within the university after working in its development office. During a meeting with the man who would become her boss if hired she requested the same starting salary for the position as the man who had last he...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/virginia-te...

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