A southeast Idaho woman has filed a $350,000 federal lawsuit against Union Pacific contending she was discriminated against with unfair wage practices.
The Idaho State Journal reports that Ronna K. Martinez filed the lawsuit last week in Pocatello.
In her lawsuit she argues that for four years before her 2012 retirement, two men with similar job descriptions were paid $13,000 more per year.
Her title at the company was system trainer, while the two men had titles of system engineer. She says the jobs required the same skills, effort and responsibility.
Martinez says that after she left, a man was hired to replace her under the title of system engineer and received pay similar to the other two men.
Union Pacific didn't return a call from The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com