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Gaming Parlor Chain in Illinois Sued by EEOC for Alleged Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

On August 11, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit charging an owner of gaming parlors in Illinois with allegedly violating civil rights law by paying female district managers lower wages than male district managers on the basis of sex, according to a press release from the EEOC.

“According to EEOC’s lawsuit, female district managers were paid less than their male coworkers since at least March 2018. Several female district managers had similar or more experience and education than their male colleagues, but made between $6,000 and $16,500 less in annual salary,” the press release stated.

The alleged conduct violates the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1966 (Title VII), which prohibit pay discrimination based on sex. The EEOC filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.

Read the source article at esrcheck.com

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