BALTIMORE — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Baltimore library for allegedly paying female librarian supervisors less than a male counterpart.
The Baltimore Sun reports the EEOC announced the lawsuit against the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore’s mayor and the city council on Wednesday.
According to the lawsuit, a male librarian supervisor was paid $6,000 more than a woman in the same supervisory position who had more years of library experience. The EEOC says he earned between $1,000 and $6,000 more than four other female librarian supervisors.
The alleged conduct violates the Equal Pay Act of 1963, prohibiting discrimination in pay based on opposite sexes.
Baltimore solicitor Andre Davis says the mayor and the city will review the lawsuit and confer with the EEOC.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com