A federal jury has awarded $1.2 million to 12 teachers who sued the Elizabeth Forward School District in Allegheny County for age discrimination.
The teachers alleged they were hired at the lowest pay scale because they were older women. They said younger male and female teachers hired after them started at higher pay grades for no valid reason.
The teachers’ attorney said he might pursue double damages because the jury found the district’s conduct willful. The district is considering an appeal.
Note: Discrimination doesn’t have to be willful to cost you in court. Conduct periodic audits of hiring, firing and activities to determine if your policies favor one group over another.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/4858/biased-pay-policies-cost-school-district-millions "
- HR Law 101: The Fire at Will Doctrine
- New for New York employers: union posters, NYC religious accommodation
- Say no to accommodations if 'disability' barely scratches the surface of credibility
- Boost employees' skills and attitudes by challenging them in writing
- Cite specifics when firing to beat discrimination charges