PA district reaches $2M settlement in pay discrimination suit with 17 teachers
- Pennsylvania's Peters Township School District will pay 17 teachers over $2 million to settle a pay discrimination suit.
- According to the teachers involved, younger teachers and male teachers were hired at higher salaries based on their work experience, but the work experience of the 17 was never taken into consideration. The district, however, maintains that it isn't liable.
- Lawyer Colleen Johnston, who represented the teachers, says the settlement accounts for an estimated 70% of wages lost due to improper classification.
The district says it isn't at fault for the issue because the women were hired between 1993 and 2008, based on the varying knowledge of different superintendents. Several of the teachers involved in the suit have since retired, but those still in the classroom are now correctly classified and paid.
- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Peters settles discrimination suit with teachers for $2M
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