The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a Kansas school district violated federal law by paying women and men unequally for jobs with the same required skill, effort and responsibility. When Julie Rosenquist was hired by Unified School District 245 LeRoy-Gridley (USD 245) as a principal, she was making only 90 percent of her male predecessor. After a year, she was only making 93 percent and when she was replaced with another male, he was paid equal to the male predecessor. She filed a complaint with the EEOC, alleging that the conduct violates the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits companies from paying women and men unequally for performing the same position.

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