UConn Settles Federal Pay Discrimination Allegations
The University of Connecticut has settled alleged pay discrimination found during a routine review by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The federal agency found UConn discriminated against five female employees. It says UConn paid the women less than male employees with similar jobs in a corresponding department. It also found two female law professors made less than their male counterparts.
UConn did not admit liability by paying the nearly $250,000 settlement to affected female employees.
UConn also agreed to run an in-depth analysis of its employment process, review and revise it’s pay practices, and ensure those practices comply with federal law.
Federal labor officials said in a release that UConn has taken proactive steps to ensure equal employment opportunity in pay practices.