Bronx, NY asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New York

Q: My boss hasn’t enforced a provision regarding promotions in over 25 years. They now r. It hurts women. Discrimination?

My school district hasn’t enforced a provision on teacher advancement in terms of salary in over 25 years. A new HR director is making it a point to enforce it, and is denying salary differentials for teachers who have more than a Masters degree coming in. Furthermore HR has decided teachers cannot pursue degrees beyond their job title and get paid for said degree, and courtesy allowed prior to a teacher getting a degree in school admin for example. This new stance has led to two newly hired African American women to work at a substantially lower pay scale than past practice. Another Latinx teacher left the district this year when she was told her additional graduate degree would not be recognized in her salary. Is this new stance discrimination given the provision has largely been ignored in the past, and allowed for at least seven teachers to currently move into positions as principals and assistant principals over the last two decades … ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Derek John Soltis
Derek John Soltis
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A: You should talk with an employment lawyer. It sounds like discrimination to me. If the only people it has been enforced on are two black woman that is insane.

Brian Greben agrees with this answer

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