"U.S. Court Rules Against City U. in Sex-Bias Suit"
Ten years after a class action lawsuit was filed in 1973 by 25 women faculty across CUNY campuses, a federal judge ruled that CUNY had "discriminated unlawfully against women on its teaching staff for 15 years by paying them less than men in equivalent positions." Popularly knows as the "Melani Case" because Brooklyn College Women's Studies Program co-coordinator Lilia Melani was the first plaintiff and organizer, the landmark case, born at Brooklyn College, affected the salaries of thousands of women employees of the university.
Date Created | March 19, 1983
Rights | Obtain From New York Times
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | New York Times, “"U.S. Court Rules Against City U. in Sex-Bias Suit",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 25, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/6102.