Arkansas Company to Pay $38K in Gender Pay Discrimination Case

July 12, 2018

An Arkansas company will pay $38,000 in the settlement of a gender pay discrimination case brought by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC reported that TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, a manager of programs and service at a juvenile correction facility in Alexander, Ark., was known as G4S during the time frame relevant to the case. TrueCore purchased the assets and liabilities of G4S in June 2017.

The EEOC’s lawsuit challenged the company’s compensation of one of the employees when the company placed a female employee into the facility investigator position but paid her significantly less than the male who had recently vacated the position. Although the woman brought the pay disparity to the company’s attention, the company never raised her pay, the EEOC said.

Such alleged conduct violates the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex. The EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, Civil Action No. 4:17-cv-387) in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division, after first attempting to reach a voluntary pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process.

The agency’s Little Rock Area Office investigated the discrimination charge.

Source: EEOC

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