The 19th: Vassar College pays its women professors less than men in similar roles, new lawsuit alleges

September 7. 2023

ERA National Legal Director Melvina Ford is featured in The 19th speaking about our gender pay discrimination lawsuit against Vassar College.

“These professors tried for many years to get Vassar to handle this on a voluntary basis until it became clear that that was not going to happen, and this lawsuit needed to be filed,” Ford said. “There just comes a point where you can only ask nicely so many times.”

“We hope that one of the outcomes of this lawsuit is that other universities will look at their numbers and if they have pay gaps, which I’m sure a number of them do, they will actually do something about it,” she said.

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