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Isicoff Ragatz Lawyers Secure Defense Verdict for University of Miami in Equal Pay Act Case

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2022 | Uncategorized

The Firm represented a private university in a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and a professor. Plaintiffs alleged that the university violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII by paying her less than a male professor within her Department. The Firm defended the claims on two main grounds: (1) that the two professors did not perform the same job and (2) that the pay differential was not based on sex but, rather, was based on market forces, experience, reputation, impact in their respective fields and/or job performance. Following a five-day jury trial, the jury rejected the Plaintiffs’ claims and returned a complete verdict in favor of the university. Click here to read the full article.