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Top Flutist Settles Gender Pay-Gap Suit With Boston Symphony Orchestra

Elizabeth Rowe, the symphony's principal flutist, filed suit against the orchestra last July. It was among the first lawsuits regarding gender pay gaps filed under a new Massachusetts law.
Flutist Elizabeth Rowe, performing as a soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Source: Winslow Townson

Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), has settled the lawsuit she filed against the orchestra last July, in which she claimed that she was being paid substantially less than her closest, male peer. Rowe sought more than $200,000 in unpaid wages.

Rowe and the orchestra entered mediation , and

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