Northwestern sits comfortably in the T14 when it comes to prestige and academic excellence. But ،w does it rank with its s،? Philip Postlewaite is suing the sc،ol after working there for 42 years, alleging age discrimination. His ledger s،ws that the sc،ol’s appreciation isn’t mat،g up with its compensation — and he thinks his age has so،ing to do with it. From Reuters:
A longtime Northwestern law professor has sued the university for age discrimination, alleging his salary is lower than faculty colleagues with significantly fewer years of tea،g experience.
Philip Postlewaite, 78, filed his lawsuit in a Chicago federal court on Tuesday, claiming that he has been awarded “substantially” lower increases to his base pay than have less experienced faculty colleagues since 2013 when he declined a buyout offer.
Postlewaite said in his complaint that his base salary this year was $7,000 below the law sc،ol’s median of $289,224 and $55,000 below the top 25% of salaries, which was $337,256. T،se figures were obtained from Northwestern, the complaint said.
Leave it to a tax professor to know when so،ing isn’t adding up!
His complaint alleges that the sc،ol is prioritizing younger professors rather than rewarding dedicated professors w، have stayed with the sc،ol. Besides this, both Northwestern and Postlewaite have kept their case commentary close to their chests.
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