As reported by The Daily Record, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a class-action suit last week against the Maryland Insurance Administration, claiming the agency is “willfully” paying its female insurance investigators and enforcement officers less than their male counterparts.
In a press release dated April 20, the EEOC says it attempted to reach a pre-litigation settlement with the agency before filing the suit. The case, filed April 15 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, is captioned EEOC v. Maryland Insurance Administration, Civil Action No. 1:15-cv-01091-JFM).
According to the press release, a spokesman for the Maryland Insurance Administration said the MIA strongly disputes the allegations and assured that “the case will be vigorously defended.”