The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed suit against the University of Miami for wage discrimination against a female professor.

According to the charge, the university paid the female professor less than a male professor who was doing similar work. The two both teach political science, were both promoted to full professor at the same time and receive similar reviews from faculty. The female professor complained to the University of Miami, but no pay changes were made. 

This wage discrimination is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Although many employers feel protected by the “secrecy” that surrounds employee pay, in this case the female professor inadvertently saw an email that confirmed the discrimination being enforced against her. 

If you or someone you know has been discriminated against in your workplace because of your sex, please call KC Hopkinson or James M. Thompson at Thompson Legal Center at (813) 769-3900. Call us today and we will help guide you on your path to justice!