Syracuse University Agrees to Pay $3.7 Million to Settle Pay Equity Claims

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​On Oct. 1, Syracuse University and plaintiffs’ law firm Outten & Golden agreed to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination raised by five female faculty members. Under the settlement, the university will pay $3.7 million to resolve the claims.

“We are pleased that Syracuse has agreed to resolve the claims, and the settlement will provide meaningful relief to our clients and other female faculty,” said Deirdre Aaron, an attorney with Outten & Golden in New York City.

“Syracuse University is committed—at all levels, across all faculty and staff positions—to providing an equitable and supportive work environment,” said Senior Vice President for Academic Operations Steve Bennett in Syracuse, N.

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