University of Denver picked wrong professors to stiff on equal pay

Note to large employers everywhere: If you’re going to cheat anyone out of the pay they deserve, don’t do it to lawyers.

The University of Denver has agreed to pay $2.6 million to settle an EEOC lawsuit filed on behalf of female law professors, who claimed they were systematically paid less than male colleagues doing the same work.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, as of October 2013, salaries of female full professors were, on average, $19,781 less than those of male full professors. All the women’s salaries were below the average salary paid to men.