Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Justice Dept. Sues New Mexico State U. Over Alleged Equal-Pay Violation

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against New Mexico State University, alleging that the university paid a female former assistant track coach significantly less than her male colleagues, the department announced on Thursday.

The department’s complaint accuses the university of paying the female coach, Meaghan Harkins, thousands of dollars less per year than it paid two male assistant track coaches with similar responsibilities. The department alleges that the university violated a federal law that prohibits employment discrimination based on sex.

Read more from the Chronicle here.

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