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.