California State University is being sued after accusations they are underpaying staff because of race and gender.
According to CBS News, the law firm of McCune Wright Arevalo is representing the staff, all women and people of color. The proposed class-action lawsuit will be filed against several CSU campuses, including San Bernardino and Cal State.
According to a May 2022 study released by the California State University Employees Union, white women were paid roughly five percent less than white men, men of color made about three percent less, and women of color had a seven percent disparity in pay when compared to white men.
CSU officials said they had not seen the lawsuit as of yet and added in a statement, "The California State University deeply values its employees and is committed to ensuring competitive wages, benefits and rewarding careers that fulfill CSU's mission of providing students access to a high-quality, affordable education.”