The U.S. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a wage discrimination lawsuit against leading hotel chain Extended Stay Hotels.
The EEOC claims that Extended Stay Hotels paid a class of female employees less than what it paid to their male counterparts for performing the same tasks.
According to the EEOC, female guest services representatives at Extended Stay Hotels received lower salaries than male guest services representatives, which, if true, is a violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
EEOC attorney Debra M. Lawrence said, “It is disturbing that even as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the EPA, some employers persist in paying women less than men for equal work simply because of their gender. The EEOC will take vigorous action to remedy sex-based wage discrimination.”