Equal Pay Day Was on April 4th, Here’s What You Should Know
Key Factors for Determining Wage Discrimination
- Which workers are most affected? wage discrimination is the most concentrated at the bottom of the corporate ladder with low wage, entry-level workers. Research pay in your field and contact an attorney to make sure you are getting paid adequately for your position.
- How does race affect pay amongst women? Race does greatly affect pay in this country. White and Asian women have the most parity when comparing wages to men of the same race. However, Hispanic and African American women make less than both White and Asian women, and their male counterparts.
- Can choosing a different job ensure equal pay? Women are often shunned away from certain fields such as science and engineering due to male dominance. They may be pushed into certain careers that they didn’t want to be in that pay too low and demand harsh hours. Women who have the same qualifications as males in the same position are still paid significantly less. Don’t let gender discrimination keep you from chasing the career you deserve.
People in jobs of all races and genders experience unfair pay and discriminatory practices daily. Progress is being made, but you need to know if your employer is paying you the correct wages in accordance with wage and discrimination laws. Contact Los Angeles employment lawyers at Kesluk, Silverstein, Jacob & Morrison, P.C. to find out if you are being paid adequately for your hard work.