LAMB v. RANTOUL

538 F. Supp. 34 (1981) | Cited 0 times | D. Rhode Island | December 3, 1981

OPINION

PETTINE, Chief Judge.

In this action the plaintiff seeks damages for alleged discriminatory practices of the defendants in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. 2000 e-2, and the Equal Pay Act, 29 U.S.C. § 206(d). Jurisdiction is premised on 28 U.S.C. 1343(a)(3), (4) and 29 U.S.C. 216(b).

The plaintiff received her Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (B.F.A.) and Master's Degree in Art Teaching (M.A.T.) from the defendant, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and also studied in Italy in a European Honors Program. She started teaching as a faculty member of RISD in 1967 1" and continued to do so throughout the period pertinent to this litigation. The Title VII and Equal Pay Act claims will be discussed separately.

Equal Pay Act Claims

1. Employment Prior to July 1, 1972 The plaintiff alleges that RISD violated the Equal Pay Act in her case during the academic years 1969-70 and 1970-71 and during the RISD summer sessions of 1970. Her claim under the Equal Pay Act is based primarily on a comparison of her qualifications and salary during these periods with those of a male RISD faculty member, Brian Pelletier. Juxtaposing the two I find as follows: TIME SALARY AND FACULTY POSITION LAMB PELLETIER Summer 1969 $ 800 - instructor $ 850 - instructor1969-70 year $ 7000 and benefits $ 8500 and benefits instructor in instructor in Freshman Foundation n2 Freshman FoundationSummer 1970 $ 800 - instructor $ 850 - instructor1970-71 year $ 8000 and benefits $ 9500 and benefits instructor in instructor in Freshman Foundation Freshman FoundationSummer 1971 $ 1800 - Pre-College InstructorSummer 1972 $ 2000 - Pre-College Instructor

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