Unequal Pay by Gender
Are You Being Paid Less Than Your Male Colleagues?
It is illegal to pay a man more than a woman for the same job. Despite this, however, many employers continue to pay their male employees more than their female ones. This is a serious problem that can make it hard for women to succeed in the workplace. Worse, it means that female employees sometimes do not get the compensation they deserve.
The gender pay gap is a serious issue affecting women in a wide variety of industries. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015, women earned just 83 percent of what men made.
If you suspect that your male coworkers are making more money than you for the same job, you may be the victim of sex discrimination. Sex discrimination laws prevent women from being treated unfairly at work. If you are being sexually harassed, you are experiencing sexual discrimination. But paying women unequally is another form of sex discrimination, and you have many legal options to handle the situation.
The most important thing to remember is that you do not have to suffer in silence. An experienced attorney can help you fight for the equal pay you deserve. You may even be entitled to a financial settlement that includes back pay and compensation for emotional damages.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
We believe in the importance of gender equality in the workplace. Women should be paid the same as men for the same work. Our experienced team has decades of experience fighting for workers’ rights, and we can help you fight for justice. At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we will listen to your story and help you explore your options, whether it’s navigating the complaint process at HR or even filing a lawsuit.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss unequal spousal benefits and potential negotiations. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.