The suit says Dingler told the county about the pay disparity, and officials refused to increase her salary to correct it. In a statement, a Fulton County spokesperson said the county “prefers not to comment on matters of pending litigation.”
Billips said the county has brought in new, male captains at a higher salary, even though they have “substantially less experience.”
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Fulton related to pay disparities. In November, Fulton County court employees filed suit, saying they were unfairly kept out of a new employee classification and pay system.
In 2015, Fulton leaders agreed to pay $21 million to settle eight pay-related lawsuits, including back pay, attorneys' fees and pension payments.
In 2014, the county paid $4.6 million to judicial law clerks after they won a lawsuit about their pay.
In 2003, Information Technology employees were awarded $400,000 from the county in arbitration after complaints about salaries. Information technology workers received $450,000 in another settlement in 2016 , in a suit related to overtime pay.
In her suit, Dingler requests lost wages and benefits, including retirement benefits; a retroactive pay increase; damages for mental and emotional suffering; and attorney’s fees.
In other Fulton news:
Leaders say the projects will knock off thousands of hours from daily commute.
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