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Northern Michigan University sued over gender discrimination

Bobak Ha'Eri

Four professors at Northern Michigan University in Marquette have filed a lawsuit alleging the university pays them less than their male coworkers.

Brian Farrar, an employment lawyer at Sterling Attorneys at Law, is representing them.

He says female business professors at NMU are paid 10%-40% less than their male counterparts.

Farrar says they are also given less employment benefits, and denied opportunities for tenure.

“We allege that this is a pattern that’s been going on for quite some time at the University.”

Farrar says the US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is reviewing the allegations and may also bring charges against the university.

NMU denies there is any discrimination.