Oregon Professor’s Pay Bias Claims Revived on ‘Equal Work’ Issue

March 15, 2021, 7:32 PM

A University of Oregon psychology professor may be able to show she performed “equal work” as three male professors and that the university violated federal law by paying her thousands of dollars less per year, a divided Ninth Circuit ruled Monday, partially reviving her case.

A lower court mistakenly compared all of the individual responsibilities Jennifer Freyd and her male comparators held in determining that the separate laboratories they each oversaw and the different projects they each supervised made them too dissimilar to have been performing equal work, the appeals court said.

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