TAMPA – A Polk County automotive tool specialist is facing a suit from a former female employee alleging that she was paid less than her male counterparts.
Valerie Adrean filed a complaint on April 19 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Integrated Supply Network Inc. alleging violation of the Equal Pay Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during her employment, she was paid less than some of her male subordinates. In April 2014, the suit states that the male senior vice president was terminated and she assumed all his duties. Upon information and belief, the suit states that the senior vice president made $250,000 annually compared to her salary of $102,000. In April 2015, she learned that the defendant advertised a similar position to hers but with the title of senior executive, but she was not informed or chosen for the position.
She alleges she was terminated in October 2015 because of some undescribed issue with her co-workers, which she denies. The plaintiff holds Integrated Supply Network Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly discriminated against her on the basis of her sex, including paying her less than it paid male employees, and terminated her from employment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the defendant's violation of the Equal Pay Act was willful, additional amount in pay and benefits she should have received had she been paid equally, liquidated damages, attorney's fees and costs and such other relief as it deems just and proper. She is represented by Cynthia N. Sass of Law Offices of Cynthia N. Sass PA in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:16-cv-00943