Minneapolis Equal Pay Discrimination Attorneys
Women in the United States earn approximately $0.82 for every dollar earned by men. Our attorneys help women fight for fair pay for equal work.
We Fight Equal Pay Discrimination
Employers cannot discriminate against female workers by paying them less wages than their male counterparts who work in the same establishment performing similar work. Your job does not need to be identical to your male colleague for you to qualify for equal pay, but your job must be substantially equal and require similar skill, effort, and responsibilities. An employer can avoid a finding of pay discrimination if it can prove that the unequal pay is the result of seniority, merit, performance-based pay, or some legitimate reason other than sex.
Certain state laws may provide additional pay equity protections. For example, California’s Fair Pay Act requires employers to pay equal wages for “substantially similar work,” and California has created narrower excuses that employers may use to justify differences in pay.
Examples of potential pay discrimination include:
Your employer hires a man to work alongside you in the same position and you learn he negotiated a higher salary for performing similar work.
You learn that your less senior male colleague earns more because of differing market conditions at the time he was hired.
Your male coworker receives a higher base salary for performing the same work, and when you raise the issue, you are told this is because you tend to earn more in incentive pay.
Fill out our online contact form or call (877) 344-4628 for a free consultation with our equal pay discrimination lawyers in Minneapolis.
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