Are you being discriminated against at work because of your gender? Sexism is illegal and you don’t have to put up with it. Watch this video by dedicated Phoenix employment attorney Quacy Smith to learn about gender discrimination and your rights.
Recent times have led to an increase of female employees voicing concerns regarding differences not only in treatment but differences in pay. Many female employees who have like and/or similar qualifications to their male counterparts are being paid less than people who are doing the same job who happen to be male. We run into that quite often here. There is a law that protects you: The Equal Pay Act, and even some provisions under Title VII that could protect women, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, and other acts that have recently been passed by our legislature and presidents. You should sit and talk with a lawyer about this because there is a detailed analysis that needs to be done. There’s a lot of forensic evidence and data that needs to be compiled because not it could not only be you, it could be a history that that employer has. I’ve seen it more than once where an employer has a history of paying women less.
This is a violation of our laws. This is discrimination and we can pursue it using the federal laws that protect you. It is wholly against the law to pay a woman less simply because she’s a woman when she has like, similar, or equal qualifications, and experience. You would want an experienced lawyer to look at that with you. It’s not something that you should turn a blind eye to. I would certainly urge you to talk to an experienced lawyer. There are laws out there to protect women in the workplace. The Equal Pay Act as enforced by the EEOC is one of those laws.
Are you dealing with gender discrimination at work? Contact our dedicated Phoenix employment lawyers for a free confidential consultation. We can help protect your rights and ensure you are treated fairly and equally under the law.