Dell, Inc. will pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit alleging the employer paid a female information technology (IT) systems analyst substantially less than her male counterpart. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had filed the equal pay and sex discrimination lawsuit against Dell.
According to the allegations, Dell hired a woman with 24 years of experience along with three male coworkers in the same department from another employer in September 2017.
While working as an IT systems analyst for Dell, the woman performed the same tasks, assignments, and work as one of her male coworkers who was hired from the same former employer at the same time. However, he was paid $17,510 more per year than she was.
The consent decree settling the suit, which has been approved by a federal court, requires Dell to provide EPA and Title VII training, post notice of employees rights, and report on discrimination to the EEOC for two years, in addition to paying monetary damages. "Dell to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit" eeoc.gov (Sep. 07, 2021).