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Choreographer dances off with $125,000 settlement

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in Discrimination and Harassment,Human Resources

Marymount Manhattan College has settled an EEOC discrimination lawsuit that alleged the college discriminated against a 64-year-old choreography instructor when it denied her a tenure-track assistant professorship. The EEOC claimed the college engaged in age discrimination when it hired a 38-year-old instead.

The parties failed to resolve the case through the EEOC’s conciliation process. When the EEOC filed suit, the college decided to settle, agreeing to a four-year consent decree that will pay $125,000 to the chore­ographer. The decree also requires Mary­­mount Manhattan to train em­­ployees who make hiring and tenure decisions about the Age Discrimi­­nation in Employment Act and other discrimination laws.

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