Conroe, TX asked in Employment Law for Texas

Q: I lost my job d/t retaliation for ℅ inequity of pay for the managers that reported to me.

My VP hired a male whom he previously worked with. I complained to him via several emails that the salary and benefits given this new employee was way above the current female managers who had more qualifications and tenure and experience. I was subsequently terminated and told by the senior VP that eliminating my job had “ nothing to do with my performance “. I believe the reason of “too many layers of management” was a bogus reason, as an additional 2 layers were added in the past 6 months, but I was beginning 7 years in the position with stellar top rated performance every single year. I was “eliminated” because I questioned the system and the pay inequality.

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Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer
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A: Making a complaint of unequal treatment as to wages on the basis of gender is a protected activity under Title VII. If you were terminated becuase of your participation in a protected activity, then you would have a claim of unlawful retaliation. You should contact an employment attorney in your area to discuss your potential claim in more detail.

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