Heald College Agrees to Pay $3.5 Million to Settle Salary Dispute with F/T and P/T Faculty

HEALD COLLEGE HAS agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a 2-year-old class-action lawsuit alleging that it paid male instructors more than their female peers and failed to adequately pay part-time teachers. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Jack Komar approved the settlement Feb. 3, calling it “fair, adequate and reasonable.” Under the settlement, female Heald instructors who taught between April 25, 1998, and the end of 2003 will receive $90.83 per course taught. Part-time faculty—both women and men—will be awarded $438.19 per course. The settlement covers all of Heald’s nine California campuses, including its Salinas school, where about 540 students […]
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