Equal pay lawsuit against YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh resolved

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A lawsuit brought by four female executives of the YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh, alleging that the agency paid men more than women of equal or higher rank and responsibility, has been resolved, according to court filings today.

YMCA vice president of marketing and communications Deborah L. Moore Ellsworth, of Beechview; associate vice president of human resources and leadership Diane Dennison, of Ross; director of donor relations and special events Sonya Shumway, of McCandless; and director Margaret O’Brien, of Bethel Park, all sued in 2012. They claimed that the YMCA ostensibly used an objective pay scale, but routinely paid lower-scoring males more, in violation of equal pay laws.

A final stipulation of dismissal was filed in U.S. District Court today.

Samuel Cordes, attorney for the women, said settlement terms were confidential. An attorney for the YMCA was not immediately available.

Rich Lord: rlord@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1542. Twitter: @richelord.

First Published August 14, 2014 12:00 AM

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