Three Women Sue AG's Office

New Mexico – Three female assistant attorneys general are suing the New Mexico Attorney General's Office over claims of pay inequality between men and women who work for the office.

The women's attorney, Dan Faber of Albuquerque, has filed a civil lawsuit in federal court. It names as defendants the office as well as Attorney General Gary King.

The lawsuit says a "system of discrimination" has resulted in historical pay disparity between genders and there has been no attempt by the office to create an objective pay system. The lawsuit contends pay disparity has been an issue in the office for more than two decades.

A spokesman for the attorney general's office says he couldn't comment on the pending litigation.

Faber says the women are seeking equal pay and attorneys fees.

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