Federal officials say two New Jersey-based companies has settled a suit over unequal pay at a workplace in Texas.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported that NFI RoadRail LLC and NFI Industries Inc., which provide logistics, transportation and warehouse services to manufacturers and retailers, will pay $45,000 and furnish other relief to settle the gender-based discrimination lawsuit.
EEOC charged that NFI paid a female director of intermodal operations in its Irving, Texas, location less than three male directors. When her male counterparts were fired, she was put back into the job but paid a lower annual salary. The woman learned she was being paid less when she came across a pay stub of the male who had vacated the job she was moving into.
EEOC filed its lawsuit (Civil Action No. 3:14-cv-00181-N) in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.
As part of the consent decree resolving the suit, signed by Judge David C. Godbey, NFI will pay $45,000 the pay discrimination victim.
NFI also agreed to ensure that its employment policies conform to the law in the future, will provide anti-discrimination training under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and post an equal employment opportunity notice at the workplace.