Skip to comments.Justice Department Sues Texas for Pay Discrimination
Posted on 07/12/2012 6:49:27 AM PDT by Afisra
The Obama Administration continues to be at odds with the state of Texas. Today, the Justice Department sued two Texas state agencies, the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas General Land Office, claiming the two agencies discriminated against female employees by paying them less than men for doing the same jobs, 1200 WOAI news reports.
The lawsuit also claims the agencies fired women who complained about the discriminatory pay scales.
"This lawsuit highlights the critical need for continued attention to equal pay issues in this country," said Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. "The wage gap between women and men persists, and the Civil Rights Division is committed to using all the tolls available under this nation's employment discrimination laws to ensure equal pay for equal work."
The lawsuit claims the now defunct Texas Department of Rural Affairs did a study of all of the salaries in its Disaster Recovery Division, and found that the salaries of women fell significantly short of those of men in comparable positions.
But it says even after the disparities were made public, the agencies failed to equalize salaries, so women were making the same amount for the same work, nor did the agencies 'compensate the women for the substantial amount of time their salaries were undervalued.'
The complaint demands that TDA and GLO take steps to make sure that women and men make the same pay for the same work, and the women who were 'subjected to discrimination and retaliation' should be compensated.
baraq hates us almost as much as he hates Isreal.
Cool. Like you said, bring it.
Who’s going to bring a lawsuit against the WH for paying their male staff more than the female staff?
Bad Texas!! Bad! Bad!
Perry should assign the Rangers to seek and find every federalale in Texas and dispatch them back to DC, forthwith.
It all depends on who gets to define "significantly" and "comparable". It looks like the women were not doing the SAME jobs as the men being compared to, only "comparable".
As such, there can be questions about relative seniority, required overtime, being an "indoor" job rather than a job requiring significant time outdoors in uncomfortable conditions, etc.
What will it take for Texas to secede? Don’t mess with Texas.
I too keep wondering what it will take to finally secede. I think the time has come.
To me, this makes no sense since the state posts job listings, salaries, etc before hiring. It may say salary may range between different amounts based on prior experience, or level in the state system..
For sure, the WH hates TX. I will vote for Romney to get the TX hater out of the WH. TX understands business. Romney understands business.
OK Texas - Show us how to deal with this. Consider this a teaching moment. We are watching you.
Like them brass knucks ?
DoJ blurb, and suit:
Once again, Eric “The Red” Holder is trying to drag Texas to the woodshed for a whuppin’.....We are getting a little tired of this federal bacon sandwich.
Heading towards a High Noonish moment of Tony Soprano meets Harry Callahan.
What do we need a CIVIL RIGHTS division in the DOJ for. We might as well let the NAACP run it. Can you imagine the people running this division. A good part of their agenda is bringing fraudulent suits against law abiding citizens for not paying what they think a person should be paid. If that person feels they are underpaid, GO GET ANOTHER JOB! The CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION is a waste of taxpayers money run by a bunch of over paid anti american socialist democrat losers with the full support of obama and withholder, their people.
Bump! Thanks for saving me the search time ... the White Hut is no doubt next on the DOJ’s list for an equal pay lawsuit. Right? ;-)
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