Texas Agencies Settle Female Workers' Pay Bias Claims

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 9:09 PM EST) -- Two Texas agencies agreed Friday to pay three female former employees $175,000 in back pay to resolve allegations that they earned less than their male peers and were terminated in retaliation for arguing against the disparity.

The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas General Land Office, successors to the shuttered Texas Department of Rural Affairs, reached the settlement to end alleged violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Pay Act of 1963, according to a joint statement by the U.S. Department...
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