Commission sues over pay inequality at Kansas restaurant
September 8, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing the former operator of a Kansas pizza restaurant that it says offered a higher wage to a 17-year-old boy than to a female applicant of the same age.
The Kansas City Star reports that the commission filed the lawsuit Tuesday against PS Holding LLC, which used to own the Pizza Studio restaurant in Kansas City.
Jensen Walcott raised questions after learning in 2016 that her friend, Jake Reed, was told he would be paid 25 cents an hour more. The Pizza Studio manager then withdrew both job offers, telling the...