New Mexico State Sued Over Pay for Female Coach

August 12, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced that it was suing New Mexico State University for paying a female assistant track coach less than male assistant track coaches. The suite was filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in employment. The university is disputing the charges, saying that the female coach was not in fact in an equivalent position to the male coaches whose salaries were used by the department in its comparisons.

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