The Equal Pay Act of 1963 made it illegal for employers to pay employees with the same duties differently based on their genders. Unfortunately, some employers continue to violate the Equal Pay Act.
If you suspect that your employer is not paying you fairly because of your gender, you can hold them accountable by taking legal action. Learn more about your options by reviewing your case with an expert at JML Law. Our Oakland, California Equal Pay Act violation attorneys have substantial experience representing clients like you. We will carefully go over the details of your case, answer any questions you may have, and help you hold your employer accountable if it appears they genuinely have violated the law.
To prove that you have a legitimate reason to file a claim or lawsuit against an employer for an Equal Pay Act violation, you must prove that you have been paid less than other employees who have the same or similar duties. You must also provide evidence strongly indicating that your gender is the reason you’re being paid less than your coworkers.
Employers who violate the Equal Pay Act are often prepared to defend themselves by explaining that certain workers earn more than others for reasons unrelated to gender. For example, if two employees of two different genders have similar duties, but one is paid more than the other, an employer might argue that the disparity in payment is due to seniority. Perhaps the employee who is paid more has been working for the company for longer.
That’s just one potential scenario. The fact that an employer may state that certain employees with similar duties are paid differently not because of their genders but because of other factors does not mean an employer is honestly representing their true reasons for paying some employees less than others.
When filing a claim or lawsuit accusing an employer of violating the Equal Pay Act, you must be ready to counter any defenses they may use. A qualified Equal Pay Act attorney can help you do so by documenting an employer’s pattern of unfair treatment based on gender.
Do you have reason to believe an employer has violated the Equal Pay Act? If so, you may be able to hold them accountable by filing a claim or lawsuit.
Be aware that proving an employer has violated the Equal Pay Act can be challenging if you attempt to do so on your own. Odds are you do not have the resources or time necessary to conduct a thorough investigation that will generate the evidence necessary to demonstrate you have a valid case.
This is one of many reasons to enlist the help of a lawyer who has experience handling these matters. At JML Law, an Oakland Equal Pay Act violation attorney and our dedicated team will review your case and provide the aggressive representation you deserve if we choose to work with one another. Learn more about what we can do for you by contacting us online or calling us at 818-610-8800 to schedule your consultation.
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