Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Monroe, (aka Aimbridge Hospitality, LLC), allegedly paid a male Guest Services Representative $15.25 per hour, while paying a female Front Desk Supervisor and female Guest Services Representatives $11 or less per hour. Eventually the company raised the female Supervisor to $16 per hour, but, unlawfully reduced the pay rate of the male Representative rather than increasing the pay rates of the female Representatives, as the law requires, the EEOC charged. The hotel operators have entered into a 3-year consent decree and will pay $400,000 to the affected class and conduct periodic training on pay discrimination; maintain anti-discrimination policies and records; post anti-discrimination notices; provide periodic reports to the EEOC; and retain an economist to conduct periodic pay equity studies. U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division (Civil Action No. 19-914)

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