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Female employee alleges she was paid less due to her gender

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By Carrie Bradon | Mar 21, 2019

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GALVESTON — A female employee is suing a property tax consulting firm, alleging her employer paid her less due to her gender.

Loubertha Nalls filed a complaint March 20 in Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Patrick O'Connor & Associates LP, doing business as O'Connor & Associates, and O'Connor Management LLC, alleging violation of the Equal Pay Act.

The suit says Nalls began her employment with the defendant April 7, 2014, as a licensed property tax consultant. Nalls says she was the only female working for the company and she was compensated at a lower rate than the male consultant. 

The suit alleges Nalls was brought onto a pilot arbitration team in October 2016 but she did not receive a commission check. 

The lawsuit states the plaintiff resigned from her position in December 2017 and returned April 9, 2018. The suit alleges Nalls continued to be paid less for her work than a male employee, which forced her to resign Nov. 26, 2018.

Nalls seeks attorney fees, actual damages for lost wages and bonuses, liquidated damages, court costs and other proper relief. She is represented by attorneys Mark Siurek and Patricia Haylon of Warren & Siurek LLP in Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case number 3:19-CV-00112

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