The Sanders Firm, P.C.: New York Equal Pay Act Lawyer
In New York City, The Sanders Firm, P.C. represents clients in discrimination claims in relationship to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA). The EPA is specifically concerned with compensation discrimination of women in the workplace. The EPA protects female employees from being treated differently in receiving compensation for the work they perform. In essence, according to the law, men and women are to receive equal pay for equal work, and if an employer is engaged in compensation discrimination in relationship to the EPA they are not treating their female employees equally. Areas in which employees may experience compensation discrimination include salary, stock options, employee stock ownership programs (ESOP), profit sharing, etc.
Often times, employees or applicants will pursue claims of discrimination under Title VII, the NYSHRL and NYCHRL and in some cases, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and/or Civil Rights Act of 1871, 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The Sanders Firm, P.C., is experienced in handling such matters.
The EPA and Discrimination
The EPA is designed to help ensure that females in the workplace are not being treated differently from men in the terms and conditions of compensation when performing equal work. The EPA does not demand that jobs be identical for equal pay to be an issue. If a man and a woman are performing duties that are overall equal and there is a disparity in pay, there is cause for action. If this is the case, the employer may not remedy the situation by lowering either employee’s wages to make their compensation equal.
If an employee has a claim in relationship to the EPA, they may file suit directly in federal court. In cases that involve equal pay, an employee may also consider a claim under gender discrimination.
New York State and City Laws
The Sanders Firm, P.C. often works with persons who file suits in regards to the New York State Human Rights Law (NYSHRL) and New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) and equal pay and other forms of discrimination. These laws apply to employers with 4 or more employees and they provide broader protections than federal law.
EPA and Your Rights
If you believe you have been the victim of equal play discrimination or another form of compensation discrimination, contact The Sanders Firm, P.C. in New York. We will gladly review your case and offer you possible ways in which you may seek remedies. In the workplace, women have the right by law to equal pay; make sure that your rights are protected. The Sanders Firm, P.C. is dedicated to ensuring that those who have a claim regarding discrimination, including compensation discrimination, have their rights preserved and protected. At The Sanders Firm, P.C., we are your voice for justice concerning equal pay.