A federal jury has found that Virginia Tech did not discriminate against two women who were paid less than male coworkers at the Blacksburg school.
The Friday verdict reverses a jury decision last year in the suit brought by Shana Maron and Getra Hanes that said their smaller paychecks were evidence that Virginia Tech violated the federal Equal Pay Act.
But U.S. District Judge James Turk overturned that decision and ordered a new trial. At the time, Turk said there was ample proof to support Tech's argument that it paid its fundraisers based on experience, not gender. The retrial that ended Friday lasted four days.
The Roanoke Times reports that attorney Nicholas Woodfield said his clients will appeal to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond.