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Los Angeles Gender Pay Discrimination Attorney

All too often, women are paid less in the workplace than men. However, the state of California has protections in place to ensure this type of pay discrimination does not occur. At Rise Law Firm, our Los Angeles gender pay discrimination attorneys want to discuss what state law says about requiring equal pay for similar work when it comes to gender. We are dedicated to helping ensure fairness and equality in the workplace and will work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.

Why is Rise Law Firm your best choice?

When you are dealing with a pay discrimination issue based on gender, you need a compassionate and experienced team standing next to you. Let Rise Law Firm get to work.

  • We are dedicated to putting our clients first by providing unparalleled service that is built on honest communication and transparency.
  • We were established by and employ attorneys who have obtained education and degrees the most notable universities in the United States.
  • We take gender pay discrimination cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients only owe legal fees after we secure the compensation they deserve.

What will an attorney do in these cases?

Under the current law, employees must prove that they are being paid less than employees of the opposite sex or those of another race who are performing “substantially similar work.” This can be difficult for those without resources or legal experience. An attorney will have the ability to:

  • Uncover all evidence of wage disparity by working with the court system to obtain documents related to the case.
  • Show that an employer did not have a legitimate reason for the pay difference.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved in order to secure the compensation the client is entitled to.

Pay discrimination based on gender is wrong

Studies have shown that women consistently only make approximately $0.80 on the dollar compared to their male coworkers in the same job. All too often, women are paid less for the same work. In 2016, the state of California updated the Equal Pay Act. The updated law:

  • Requires that employers provide equal pay employees who perform “substantially similar work.”
  • Eliminated the requirement that employees’ pay is compared to work only at the “same establishment.”
  • Explicitly stated that retaliation against employees who seek enforcement of this law is illegal.
  • Made it illegal for employers to forbid employees from discussing or inquiring about coworker wages.

There have also been additional amendments to this law that prohibit race- or ethnicity-based wage differences. This is vital because studies show that African American and Latina women make substantially less money than even their Caucasian female counterparts who perform “substantially similar work.”

How much compensation is available for this case?

If you or a loved one have experienced pay discrimination in the workplace based on gender, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Rise Law Firm, our qualified and experienced Los Angeles employment law team will investigate all aspects of your case and work to ensure you are fairly compensated for what happened. Our goal is to secure:

  • Any unpaid wages, benefits, or bonuses
  • Interest on those unpaid wages
  • Court costs and legal fees
  • Any applicable promotions
  • Possible punitive damages against the employer

If you need a Los Angeles gender pay discrimination attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 310-728-6588.