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Court reinstates suit against NC’s Family Dollar

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A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against North Carolina-based Family Dollar that says female managers were paid less than male store managers. The Charlotte Observer reported a panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., overturned a Charlotte judge’s order that had effectively ended the case. An attorney representing about 50 store managers says the Matthews-based company discriminates against female managers. Attorney Roberts Wiggins says pay discrepancies between male and female store managers averaged about $2,500 a year, about 10 percent of their pay. Family Dollar has asked the full appeals court consider the...
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