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Posted on: Dec 16, 2019

By Allison Martin, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

A legal writing professor who had taught eighteen years at Wake Forest University School of Law has filed a lawsuit against the school, claiming, inter alia, discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the ADA, the FMLA and the ADEA. Plaintiff Barbara Lentz allegedly had taught more than fifteen different courses during her eighteen years at the law school and was an award-winning teacher. Yet, her relationship with the law school eroded over her final years because, as she alleged, she challenged pay inequity and employment status.

Her complaint, which is before the United States District Court of the Middle District of North Carolina, will likely shine a light on current equal pay and status issues in academia. See more here and here.

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