Dell, a company we cover regularly here on AgencySpy, settled a lawsuit alleging discrimination in pay against female employees. For their faults, for which the computer manufacturer claimed no wrongdoing, Dell has agreed to pay $9.1 million. Here’s the breakdown, per the Austin Statesman:
— $5.6 million back pay for current/former female employees “who were in certain job grades between early 2007 and the end of 2008.”
— another $1.1 million for the plaintiffs’ legal costs.
— a $3.5 million chunk is set aside for “a pay-equity fund for current female employees in certain job grades covered by the lawsuit. Those grades include management and non-management positions.”
The case was settled relatively quickly, considering it was brought forth just last October. But since one of the plaintiffs is a former female HR administrator, she probably had the goods to make the case quick and easy.