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    I have worked for the City for almost 17 years. I am a Sr. Administrative Clerk. Just quickly, the main issue, even though there are many others, is the unfair pay. Three or so years ago a woman, who is an Executive Secretary, was sent to work in our office. That office has never had an Executive Secretary working there and never would have one. The only reason she was sent there was because the Asst. City Manager, who she worked with, didn't like here and told my boss here she is and that's it.
    Well the problem is we do all the same duties. She has no duties that are different than mine, I actually have a few specialized duties that I only do that she doesn't know how to do. There may also be a rule that management has to be so high of a position to warrant having an executive secretary in their office, I'm just not sure about that. Do I have any valid complaint? She makes approx. $1,100.00 mo. more than me. I am very stressed out over this issue and has caused some health problems. At this point, I'm wondering if I have any kind of workmans comp claim, or I may just quit, because it is just so unfair. Please help as soon as possible because I'm off sick today trying to decide what to do. Thanks alot.

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    It may be unfair, but it is not illegal. The law does not require that all employees who are doing the same job be given the same pay; it only requires that any differences not be because of the employee's race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, pregnancy or age.
    The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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