Both federal and state laws make it illegal to pay an employee less for the same job because of their gender. Which is why Canyon County is now being sued by four women that were not paid as much as their male counterpart.

The details were first laid out by our friends at KTVB, but the four women named in the case are Linda Ellis, Tracy Johnson, Rene Whitneck and Toni Kreiter. The civil rights lawsuit points out the fact that they were paid less than $25 per hour as nurses at the Canyon County Jail, while the only male nurse at the facility was receiving more than $31 per hour.

The women were also required to wear scrubs while on duty, while the male nurse was allowed to wear tactical gear.

Canyon County hasn't issued a statement yet regarding the lawsuit but we will let you know when or if that changes.

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