May 22nd, 2009 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts, Schools, CLEAN UP

JUICY SUITS: Sex Discrimination Alleged at the University of Portland


The University of Portland apparently missed the memo that men and women should be paid the same now that we're in the 21st century, according to a civil-rights lawsuit against the Catholic school.

Mary Allender, an economics and statistics professor at U.P.'s Pamplin School of Business, claims in the lawsuit she makes $10,000-$20,000 a year less than her male counterparts.

Allender's lawsuit seeks $50,000 for emotional distress, plus back pay in an amount to be determined at trial. The suit was filed March 20 in Multnomah County Circuit Court and moved to federal court on April 30.

It appears Allender is still on the faculty — U.P.'s website lists her in its current staff directory. U.P.'s public relations department has not yet returned phone calls seeking comment on the lawsuit.

U.P. also made headlines this year for pulling copies of its student newspaper and revising its sexual assault policy.

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