An Equal Pay Act claim in California is necessary when employers are engaging in illegal disparate pay. Our employment law firm has successfully used the Equal Pay Act to bring justice to women across the state. In this video, Los Angeles employment lawyer Doug Silverstein explains what the law is and what it means for female employees. He also addresses and busts the myth that women are paid less because they are not as strong negotiators as men. Gender discrimination and disparate pay are illegal under California law; do not let employers get away with it.
We’ve examined a number of different factors that play into why women are sometimes paid less than men. And there is some theoretical information that suggests that women negotiate not as well for themselves as perhaps their male counterparts, but the bottom line is, that if any decisions are made on the basis of gender, they are absolutely illegal, and if a woman is being paid less than her male counterparts, then she has a valid claim for gender discrimination and for an Equal Pay Act case. She should consult an attorney, gather information and talk to her employer about being equally paid for the same work. Here at Kesluk, Silverstein & Jacob, we regularly handle gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act claims, in fact we have a very, very deep practice handling such claims and have had significant success with them. If you want to learn more about employment law in California, take a look at our website, CaliforniaLaborLawAttorney.com.