For more than 70 years, California has had laws on the books explicitly intended to prevent women from making less than their male colleagues in similar roles and with similar experience. The California Equal Pay Act of 1949, however, was vague enough that employers were able to jump through legal loopholes in an active effort to pay women less than men. It was only in 2016, however, that legislation in the California Fair Pay Act took effect in an effort to close these loopholes.
If you perform substantially similar work to a colleague of the opposite sex who is making more than you, you may have an equal pay claim. At Haeggquist & Eck, LLP, our equal pay attorneys in San Diego help clients when they strongly believe they’re experiencing workplace discrimination on the basis of their sex through their compensation. We can help you file a legal complaint and walk you through every additional step necessary toward the potential of gaining a meaningful a settlement or jury award.
Contact Haeggquist & Eck, LLP or call (619) 342-8000 to schedule a free
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If you strongly believe your employer is in violation of the California Equal Pay Act or its amendments in the California Fair Pay Act, contact an equal pay attorney in San Diego immediately. We can help you file an official complaint with the California Labor Commissioner, which can lead to an investigation of your employer that would require them to resolve the matter.
If your complaint to government officials fails to fix the issues you’re facing, Haeggquist & Eck, LLP will work with to file a civil lawsuit against your employer in an effort to leverage a meaningful settlement or jury award if we go to trial.
Call (619) 342-8000 if you need help making an equal pay claim against an employer today.