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Jury’s verdict against Va Tech totals $101,000

A Roanoke federal jury has determined Virginia Tech discriminated in salaries for two women employees of its fund raising office.

The jury returned damages awards totaling $101,000 on Thursday. The amounts could be doubled under the federal Equal Pay Act. The two plaintiffs also are asking for an award of attorneys’ fees, reports The Roanoke Times.

The plaintiffs both worked at Tech’s Office of University Development from 2006 to 2008. They claimed they were paid less than similarly qualified men in the office and suffered retaliation when they complained.

In a separate suit, set for trial in June, one of the plaintiffs alleges sexual harassment by a male supervisor in the Tech fund raising office.

By Peter Vieth

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