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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee alleges she earns less than male counterparts


By Bree Gonzales | Sep 6, 2018

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WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal employee alleges that she is paid less than her male co-workers with the same experience.

Tracy Van Atta filed a complaint on Aug. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau citing the Equal Pay Act of 1963.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is an e-law litigation support specialist for the defendant and alleges she is earning $5,000 to $20,000 per year less than three male co-workers holding the same position.

She alleges she discovered the pay disparity in April while reviewing salary information on the website, The suit states she requested a salary review April 5 and has not received a response.

The plaintiff holds Consumer Financial Protection Bureau responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her on the basis of her gender by paying her less compensation for equal work in comparison with her similarly situated male co-workers.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks the amount of plaintiffs unpaid compensation and benefits, back pay, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs of the action and grant any such further relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Natalie M. Koss and Kassandra Haynes of Potomac Legal Group PLLC in Washington, D.C.

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia case number 1:18-cv-02033-ABJ 

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