Compensation Discrimination

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. Job content (not job titles) determines whether jobs are substantially equal.

All forms of pay are covered by this law, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accomodations, reimbursement for travel expenses, and benefits. If there is an inequality in wages between men and women, employers may not reduce he wages of either sex to equalize their pay.

Compensation discrimination occurs when there is such an inequality.  Title VII also makes it illegal to discriminate based on sex in pay and benefits, or compensation discrimination. Therefore, someone who has an Equal Pay Act claim may also have a claim under Title VII.

Many Santa Monica Employers think that they are above the law when it comes to Compensation Discrimination.  However, all employers, unless specifically exempt, must comply with the same laws.  Freiman Law has experience with compensation discrimination and can assist you with all aspects of such a claim.  Contact us for a free consultation and case evaluation at (310) 917-1024 or via the form on the right regarding your compensation discrimination claim.

By Lawrence Freiman