Federal agency finds female fraud investigators were paid less than males.
The Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland’s agency charged with regulating the insurance industry, will pay $36,802 to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.
The EEOC charged that the Maryland Insurance Administration had paid three female fraud investigators lower salaries than it paid to several male fraud investigators, all performing equal work. According to the lawsuit, the payments were based on gender, which is a violation of the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA).
The EPA prohibits pay discrimination