Fighting for Women's Equality

Client Professor Lucy Marsh Called “Champion for Fair Pay” By Colorado Law Week

January 9, 2014 | by

Last summer, University of Denver Sturm College of Law professor and Equal Rights Advocates client Lucy Marsh filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging the school systematically pays female full professors less than it pays men in the same position. Lucy’s story garnered considerable attention and even spawned an Internet campaign to support transparency about pay practices and reform at the University of Denver. Lucy’s support base has continued to grow, and last month the Colorado Law Week magazine published a story calling Lucy a “champion for fair pay.” The story tells of her desire to act on the inequality she saw when school administrators released a memo detailing that the median salaries of female full professors on the faculty lagged behind those of male full professors by approximately $16,000 per year. “We here at ERA are heartened to hear of the support being shown to Professor Marsh. Her case is so important because it highlights that pay inequity is an issue still faced by women in nearly every industry — from low wage workers in retail and food service to academics with advanced degrees and tenure like Lucy Marsh,” said Legal Director Jennifer Reisch. To support Lucy Marsh and the millions of working women across the United Stated who are being paid less for equal work, take a moment and sign up to join our Equal Pay Today! campaign.

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