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Why Is There a Gender Pay Gap?

Posted on January 10, 2020 Author:

Why do women sometimes get paid less than men for the same work? In this video, California employment lawyer Douglas Silverstein discusses the possible reasons for the gender pay gap and discusses his history handling Equal Pay Act claims. For more information, call (310) 273-3180.

Video Transcription:

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, 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 & Morrison, P.C., we regularly handle cases involving gender discrimination and Equal Pay Act claims. In fact, we have a very very deep practice in handling such claims and have had significant success with them. For more information or to speak with an attorney call (310) 273-3180.