For the second time, two former employees of Virginia Tech's Office of University Development are telling a jury they were paid less than male colleagues because they are women.
The first time, a federal jury found that Tech had discriminated against Shana Maron and Getra Hanes. Maron was awarded $86,000; Hanes, $15,000.
But Judge James Turk threw out the verdict after a trial in April, saying the evidence supported Tech's argument that it paid its fundraisers based on experience, not gender.
On Tuesday, a retrial ordered by the judge began in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. The case is scheduled to last through Friday.