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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Woman Sues Orchestra For Pay Discrimination. There’s Just One Problem.

The first chair flutist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) is suing the organization, claiming she receives $70,000 less than her male counterpart because she is a woman.

Elizabeth Rowe joined the BSO when she was 29 after a blind audition, which,according to The Washington Post involved playing “behind a brown, 33-foot polyester screen” so no one knew her gender or race. Rowe is now 44, and knows that John Ferrillo, a 63-year-old man, makes nearly $70,000 more than her, because his salary was disclosed in a tax filing since the BSO is a nonprofit organization.



Anonymous said...

No wonder the average person looks around and thinks how do some people live so large. There are some ridiculous salaries out there.

Anonymous said...

She should go and have a coke and a smile - and STFU!

Anonymous said...

How fair does she want it to be?