Employees at officeWhen faced with the injustice of wage discrimination, you do not have to fight back alone. An experienced employment lawyer can be your ally in seeking wage equality in the workplace by evaluating your case, navigating complex employment laws, and pursuing legal action on your behalf. In California, legal protections are in place to combat wage disparities.

If you believe you are a victim of wage discrimination, seeking the guidance and support of the leading employment lawyers at Blackstone Law can be imperative in building a strong claim and seeking the compensation you deserve for your losses. Speak with one of our award-winning lawyers to understand your best legal options. 

5 Ways a Lawyer Can Help You Take Legal Action Against Wage Discrimination 

Wage discrimination occurs when employees performing substantially similar work are paid differently based on their protected characteristics, such as gender, race, ethnicity, or age. The lawyers at Blackstone Law can help you take legal action against unequal pay in the workplace in the following ways: 

Evaluating Your Case

We will thoroughly assess your situation and gather relevant information, including paystubs, employment contracts, performance evaluations, and other supporting evidence. By reviewing these documents, we will have a better idea as to whether wage discrimination exists and if we can take legal action.

Navigating Complex Employment Laws

Federal and state employment laws can be complex. We have focused knowledge of employment and labor laws that may affect your claim, such as the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, and others.

Filing Administrative Complaints

In California, individuals seeking to challenge wage discrimination can file a complaint with the Civil Rights Department (CRD) or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We will assist you in preparing the necessary paperwork, advocating on your behalf throughout the process, and fighting for the justice you deserve.  

Pursuing a Lawsuit

If the administrative complaint process does not yield a satisfactory resolution, we will help you file a lawsuit against your employer. Throughout the whole litigation process, we will handle all aspects of your case, including discovery, negotiations, and representing your interests in court. 

Negotiating Settlements

In many instances, employers may opt to settle a wage discrimination case to avoid lengthy litigation. We will utilize our negotiation strategies to secure the best possible settlement on your behalf. We will carefully review any settlement agreement to ensure your legal rights are protected and that you are fully compensated for the wage disparities you suffered. 

If you are a victim of wage discrimination in California, consult an experienced employment lawyer at Blackstone Law as soon as possible.

Examples of Wage Discrimination in the Workplace 

Wage discrimination can manifest in various ways, with individuals experiencing disparities based on their protected characteristics. The following are a few examples of wage discrimination commonly observed in the workplace: 

  • Gender-based wage disparities
    • Unequal pay for men and women performing substantially similar work.
    • Pay gaps between male and female employees with similar qualifications, experience, and job responsibilities.
  • Race and ethnicity wage disparities
    • Pay discrepancies between employees of different races or ethnicities performing similar job duties. 
    • Lower wages for individuals from racial or ethnic minority groups, despite comparable qualifications and experience. 
  • Age-based wage disparities 
    • Pay differentials based on age, particularly affecting older workers who experience wage reductions or limited career progression. 
  • Disability based disparities 
    • Pay gaps between employees with disabilities and their non-disabled counterparts, despite equal job performance.
    • Unequal treatment and lower wages based on perceived limitations or accommodations required by individuals with disabilities. 

If you have experienced any of these forms of wage discrimination, it is essential to consult the lawyers at Blackstone Law to help you seek legal remedies. 

Contact the Leading Employment Lawyers at Blackstone Law 

Wage discrimination based on protected characteristics is a deeply entrenched issue that continues to affect countless individuals in the workforce. The award-winning lawyers at Blackstone Law can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system, analyze your case, and advocate for the justice and compensation you deserve. 

Schedule a no-cost consultation today by calling (310) 956-4054 or filling out a contact form.