Princeton Agrees To Pay Over $1 Million To Female Professors After Federal Review Finds Pay Gaps

Princeton University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to pay $925,000 in back pay and at least $250,000 in future salary adjustments to female professors who earned less money than their male peers.

The agreement follows a review by OFCCP that found between 2012 and 2014, 106 female professors at Princeton received less pay than male professors.

Princeton University spokesman Ben Chang said in a statement last week that the school contested the allegations because they were based on a “flawed statistical model that grouped all full professors together regardless of department” and it did not reflect how the university hires and compensates its staff.

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