Psychologist wins landmark ruling in equal pay case

By Catherine Robertson Souter
June 3rd, 2022
Clare Mundell, Ph.D
Clare Mundell, Ph.D

Clare Mundell, Ph.D, did not realize that she would be instigating a landmark court ruling on a 73-year-old law when she brought charges against her employer for equal pay violations.

Working as a pool psychologist for Northern Light Acadia Hospital in Bangor, Maine, Mundell had exhausted the administrative channels available to her and decided to bring her equal pay case to the courts in early 2021.

In a ruling in February, a district judge granted summary judgment to Mundell on her claim of gender-based pay discrimination in violation of the Maine Equal Pay Law. It was the first ruling in the state since the law was enacted.

Valerie Wicks, Esq., an attorneys with Johnson, Webbert & Garvan, represented Mundell.

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