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Hi and welcome to JA. Ray here to help you today.
I am so sorry that you are having to go through all of this.
You would file a complaint here with EEOC.EEOC enforces the Equal Pay Act (EPA). The EPA prohibits pay discrimination based on sex, but it is limited to pay discrimination between employees who are performing substantially the same job at the same location.Here this appears to be your exact situation and you have great facts to force them to raise you up to the level of the others.
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. It is job content, not job titles, that determines whether jobs are substantially equal.
You can be awarded back pay and wage increase in such a situation if EEOC agrees here.I hope you will do so and get some justice here.
I do appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again and the best here.