The federal government is suing the Worcester County for gender discrimination at the Worcester County Liquor Control Board.
The US Equal employment Opportunity Commission alleges that Donna Smith Kylesh Connor and Sharee Dale were willfully paid less than their male counterparts.
The women are seeking back pay and wages reaching back to July 1st of last year when Worcester county took over from the independent state-based Liquor Control Board.
Sonny Bloxom, attorney for Worcester County told the Salisbury Daily Times, that the county was not guilty of any discrimination.
He said that whatever actions occurred were those of the Liquor Control Board.
In addition, the federal government is asking the court to impose a permanent injunction against Worcester County that would keep women from being paid less than men for equal work.