OCU law professor alleges discrimination

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A law professor at Oklahoma City University
has filed a federal lawsuit against the university and its law
school dean.

In her lawsuit filed earlier this month, Danne Johnson accuses
law school Dean Lawrence Hellman of sexual discrimination and
violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

Johnson has been an associate professor of law since 2003 and
contends male law professors at the school make as much as 52
percent more than their female counterparts at OCU.

Thirteen of the school's 32 full-time law professors are women.

University officials declined to comment on the allegations
levied by Johnson in the lawsuit filed earlier this month in
federal court in Oklahoma City.

In a statement, the university says it is disappointed the
lawsuit was filed, but says it will deal with the issues in an
appropriate manner.

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