AMC Theatres Accused of Firing VP Who Complained of Gender Pay Gap

Variety | 10/16/2019 | Gene Maddaus
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A former vice president at AMC Theatres filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday, accusing the company of firing her after she complained that she was paid far less than her male peers.

Tonya Mangels, who was vice president of product marketing, said that in March 2018 her supervisor inadvertently sent her a spreadsheet that included her co-workers’ salaries. She discovered that the male vice presidents were earning 56% to 72% more than she was, according to the complaint.

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Mangels raised a concern about her pay with HR the following month. She said she was later assured by her boss, chief marketing officer Stephen Colanero, that she would get an increase. “AMC knows that it needs to make an adjustment,” he told her, according to the suit.

Six months later, seeing no movement on the issue, Mangels put her concerns in writing, asking the company to formally review her compensation and bring it into line with the other VPs. Following that letter, Mangels alleges the company began to retaliate against her.

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According to the suit, Colanero took his direct reports out to a holiday dinner in late 2018 but excluded Mangels. In February 2019, she got a review which asserted that her overall performance “does not meet expectations.”

The suit alleges that Mangels had received high ratings ever since joining the company in 2009. She...
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