Land Office, Agriculture Department Facing Federal Suit

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Texas General Land Office, alleging that the agencies are liable for pay discrimination against three women.

The women worked as program specialists in the Disaster Recovery Division of the Texas Department of Rural Affairs, which was absorbed by the Agriculture Department and the Land Office in October. The women were paid annual salaries ranging from $62,000 to $72,522 while men in the same position were paid between $79,631 and $95,157, according to an investigation led by the Civil ...

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