The Department of Military Affairs is looking at an equal pay lawsuit from the federal government.
The Justice Department yesterday filed the suit in federal court in Madison. The suit claims the state offered a woman a job as Wisconsin Emergency Management’s Director of the Bureau of Response and Recovery, but offered her less than the nearly 80 thousand-dollars the state was paying a man in a similar job. The lawsuit goes on to say that when the Department of Military Affairs finally filled the job, they paid a man more than what they offered the woman.
The case dates back to 2016, and involves former Adjutant General Donald Dunbar who resigned back in 2019.