Federal jury rejects ex-prosecutor's pay bias claims

June 3, 2016

A federal jury in Massachusetts has rejected the claims of a former prosecutor in the Suffolk District Attorney's office who alleged she was paid less than male colleagues because of her gender.

The Boston Globe reports that on Thursday the jury unanimously rejected Christina Corda's claims of discrimination, retaliation and violations of state and federal equal pay laws against her former employer. Corda filed a lawsuit in March 2015 following her termination.

Corda was fired after she unleashed an alcohol-fueled, expletive-laden tirade toward John Towle, District Attorney Daniel Conley's chief of staff, during a September 2014 going-away party for a co-worker.

Lawyers for the DA's office successfully argued that Corda failed to account for various other reasons why her colleagues were paid more, including duties and specialties.


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