by Maxine Bernstein
July 16, 2021
The University of Oregon announced Friday it will pay $450,000 to settle a suit brought by a psychology professor, just four months after a federal appeals court resurrected her claim that the school failed to address a “glaring” pay gap between her and four male colleagues.
The university will pay $350,000 to Jennifer Joy Freyd to cover her damages and attorney fees following four years of litigation.
The school also will pay $100,000 to her Center for Institutional Courage, a nonprofit foundation Freyd founded that promotes scientific research, education and data-driven action.
“We are pleased to put this litigation behind us and together affirm our continued commitment to uncover, acknowledge, and address gender inequity and other forms of discrimination,” the university and Freyd said in a joint statement.