Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2013, 5:00 AM

Woman’s Wage Discrimination Claim Fails
Because She Lacks Equal Subject Knowledge

The Arizona Department of Education did not violate the Equal Pay Act by compensating an education program specialist with the working title “state supervisor” based on her specialized content knowledge and by using salary history as one of several factors, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona held Jan. 8 (Rexroat v. Ariz. Dep’t of Educ.).

Granting summary judgment for the department, the court found that Tracy Rexroat failed to establish a prima facie case of wage discrimination by contending that her skill level, not content expertise, was substantially equal to that of her male counterparts. ...