Is Your Salary Influenced by Discrimination?

We commonly hear the phrase “equal work, equal pay,” but our team sees firsthand that employers often ignore this concept in the real world. Dishonest employers may deprive employees of equal wages, opportunities or promotions based on their gender or race. Haeggquist & Eck seeks justice, and fair pay, on behalf of these victimized employees.

If you or a loved one have not received equal pay for the work you did, we want to hear from you. We may pursue fair compensation through a San Diego equal pay lawsuit.

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Your Employer Cannot Deprive You of Equal Pay Based on Your Gender or Race

California law provides that an employer “shall not pay any of itw employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex [or another race or ethnicity] for substantially similar work.”  Cal. Labor Code Section 1197.5. An employer must pay you what you deserve based on what it pays other employees for similar work, period. If you believe your employer is paying you unequally, or denying you promotions or opportunities based on your gender or race, a San Diego equal pay lawyer from Haeggquist & Eck stands by, ready to hear your story. We’ll pursue the justice that you deserve.

What Damages Can I Recover Through an Equal Pay Lawsuit in San Diego?

Our team will review your case and identify all recoverable damages, including:

    • Lost income: If you’ve endured an unfair termination, been misclassified as a contractor or part-time employee, not hired because of discrimination, or experienced unfair treatment in other ways, then it is likely you’ve lost wages.
    • Pain and suffering: Financial hardship and the psychological effects of mistreatment can be devastating. If you’ve experienced any emotional anguish, psychological distress, or other pain and suffering, we’ll include those damages in your equal pay lawsuit.
    • Lost earning power: When an employer fails to hire, promote, or pay an employee fairly, they suppress that employee’s earning power. This is especially true if you earned promotions that your employer did not grant, making you appear less valuable than you are and perhaps reducing your odds of getting a position at another employer.
    • Lost benefits: If you experienced wrongful classification or termination, you might have missed out on many professional benefits. From healthcare to overtime pay and performance bonuses, we’ll identify all benefits that your employer has deprived you of.

If you’ve suffered any other damages, the team at Haeggquist & Eck will identify them.

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How Will a San Diego Equal Pay Lawyer from Haeggquist & Eck Help Me?

Employment law is a large part of what we do at Haeggquist & Eck. We understand the statutes governing fair employment practices in California, and we know what to do when employers violate those statutes.

Our team will take appropriate action against any employer that unlawfully discriminated against you.

We can help by:

  • Investigating the facts of your equal pay claim
  • Gathering all evidence that suggests your employer has engaged in actionable misconduct
  • Interviewing witnesses who can attest to the facts of your case
  • Hiring experts whose testimony or service may benefit your case
  • Negotiating a settlement if appropriate
  • Taking your case to trial if necessary

When we accept an equal pay case in San Diego, our goal is to win. If you are the victim of an employer who is not paying your fairly based on your race or gender, you deserve justice. Let Haeggquist & Eck file and complete your lawsuit while you focus on other areas of your life.

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California has clear laws governing the proper treatment of employees. Those laws protect you and allow you to pursue compensation against anyone who violates them. Let’s fight for the compensation you deserve. A San Diego equal pay lawyer from our firm is ready to start your case today.

Call Haeggquist & Eck today at (619) 342-8000 or contact us right now for your free consultation.

Haeggquist & Eck, LLP – San Diego Office

225 Broadway, #2050
San Diego, CA 92101

619-342-8000

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Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance

I am beyond grateful to Alreen Haeggquist and Jenna Rangel who represented my case. Not only are they extremely knowledgeable and professional but they sincerely cared about my wellbeing and understood the severity of my circumstance. As much as this path I was on was challenging, they tirelessly fought which gave me strength to carry me through. Their diligence, legal expertise and zealous advocacy led to a successful settlement and a new beginning to my life!



Call (619) 342-8000 if you need help making an equal pay claim against an employer today.

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