8th Circ. Revives HR Manager's Equal Pay Claims

Law360, New York (May 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that an electric motor manufacturer should not have received summary judgment after being sued by one of its former human resources managers who claimed that a man hired to replace her had received a substantially larger salary than she did simply on the basis of his gender.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held Friday that Leeson Electric Corp. had to prove that the difference between the two salaries — the market rate of $62,500 for the...
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