EEOC sues U. of Miami for gender-based pay discrimination

August 2, 2019 | Miami News Times

Women make up about half the workforce, but they are continually paid less than their male counterparts. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women on average made $41,677 in 2017, compared to the average male salary of $52,146. The pay gap seems to exist in all industries, including academia.

This past Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), on behalf of political science professor Louise Davidson-Schmich, filed a complaint against the University of Miami for gender-based pay discrimination among the College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

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