3 Female Doctors Sue Hospital Network For Gender Pay Gap
Three female doctors filed a federal lawsuit filed against Carolinas HealthCare System, saying they were paid less than male counterparts on account of their gender.
The lawsuit filed Monday says a male coworker at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority was paid substantially more than the three female doctors for doing the same job. The Charlotte Observer reports all four are hospital pediatricians.
The lawsuit did not disclose salaries, but an attorney for the plaintiffs says the women plan to resign this year because of the pay gap.
The three women have equal or more experience as hospital pediatricians than their male coworker, and one, Dr. Amy Morgan, is his supervisor. The lawsuit says the women repeatedly complained to superiors about unlawful pay practices.
Carolinas HealthCare issued a statement calling the claims invalid.