Two logistics and warehouse companies have agreed to pay $45,000 to settle claims that they paid a female director less than her male counterparts.

According to the EEOC, a female director of intermodal operations for the companies was paid less than three male directors.  The woman learned that she was being paid less than the men when she came across a pay stub of a male counterpart after he was fired and she took over his position.

The Equal Pay Act prohibits companies from paying women less than men for work requiring equal skill, effort and responsibility that is performed under the same or similar working conditions.  Pay discrimination also violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex.

The $45,000 settlement will be paid to the victim to compensate her for the discriminatory pay differential.  The companies also agreed to provide anti-discrimination training and post an equal employment opportunity notice at the workplace.

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