The Latest: Judge OKs $2.6 million award in equal pay suit

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the settlement of an equal pay lawsuit against a Colorado law school (all times local):

12 p.m.

A federal judge has signed off on a $2.6 million settlement in a lawsuit against a Colorado law school, filed on behalf of seven female law professors paid less than male colleagues.

According to the agreement, the financial payment is intended as back pay for the professors at the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law and to cover lawyers' costs.

The school also agreed to mandatory pay increases for all seven women and will hire an outside consultant to review faculty pay for at least six years. The agreement also requires creation of a password-protected site listing faculty salaries, position, date of hire and demographics. Names won't be included.

According to the lawsuit, the mean salary of female law professors was nearly $20,000 lower than male professors in 2013.

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9:43 a.m.

The University of Denver has agreed to a $2.6 million settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of female law professors who say they were illegally paid less than male colleagues.

A federal judge is scheduled to consider the agreement Thursday.

Court documents filed in April show the university, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the professors have agreed to the terms.

According to the lawsuit, the mean salary of female professors at the Sturm College of Law was nearly $20,000 lower than male professors in 2013.

The agreement requires the school to create a password-protected site listing faculty salaries, position, date of hire and demographics. Names will not be included.

The school also must require employee training on discrimination and hire an economist to study faculty pay each year.