Woman Files Complaint Against Hilton For Paying Her Less Than Male Co-Workers
A woman has filed a complaint against Hilton, claiming that the Homewood Suites that she worked at paid her less than her male counterparts, which also included her son. The suit alleges that when she complained to management about the issue, she was fired. The hotel is located in Edgewater, New Jersey, just across the river from New York City.
According to ABC News,
The complaint alleges her son was hired in March 2012, seven months after Lopez was hired, and started at $9 per hour. Rosa Lopez received two annual pay raises and was making $8.36 per hour by August 2013.
After Lopez went to the hotel’s management about the disparity in pay she received a letter terminating her because her “behavior is interfering with the positive performance and full engagement of the staff,” according to the complaint.
The complaint charges the hotel with gender discrimination and unlawful reprisal. It seeks back pay and damages for Lopez as well as for the hotel to modify its practices.
An attorney for the hotel has not yet made a comment to the media about complaint against Hilton. Homewood Suites is a Hilton Hotels brand, whose states mission is “We all know, Home is where the heart is. At Homewood Suites, our “heart” consists of several parts that allow us to continue to provide our guests with the best place to reside. You work hard on the road, so we work harder to make you feel at home.”