- Associated Press - Monday, April 28, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The food and beverage manager of the Texas Station hotel and casino in Las Vegas has sued her employer, alleging she was paid less than male peers to do equal work.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1nvWE5e ) that Michelle Cox filed the federal lawsuit Friday, claiming Station Casinos violated the Equal Pay Act by having a policy of “intentionally refusing” to compensate women equally for similar work done by male employees.

Station Casinos spokeswoman Lori Nelson says the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.

The lawsuit says Cox is the only female food manager at the company’s 16 properties. It says a male counterpart is paid $30,000 more a year than Cox, who earns $80,000.

Cox claims the discriminatory pay practices affect other positions, such as assistant food and beverage directors and restaurant general managers.