Equal Pay Laws
San Diego Equal Pay Law Attorneys
Ensuring Fair Pay For California Employees
At AMartin Law, we understand the importance of equal pay for equal work. If you believe that you are being paid less than your colleagues for the same work, it is important to seek legal representation from an experienced equal-pay lawyer in San Diego.
What Is The Equal Pay Act?
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 mandates equal pay for men and women performing substantially similar work under similar conditions. It applies to most employers with two or more employees engaged in interstate commerce.
Wage discrimination based on gender is prohibited, except when justified by factors unrelated to gender, such as seniority or merit systems.
The EPA enforces strict liability on employers, making them liable for pay disparities regardless of intent. Employees can seek remedies through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or legal action, including back pay and liquidated damages. The EPA aims to eliminate gender-based wage disparities in the workplace.
What Is Considered "Equal Work" or "Substantially Equal Work"?
Equal work or substantially similar work encompasses tasks that closely match in skill, effort, and responsibility, and are performed under similar conditions.
- Skill denotes job-related experience, ability, education, and training.
- Effort quantifies the physical or mental exertion required.
- Responsibility gauges the degree of duties and accountability involved.
- Working conditions encompass the physical environment, including factors like temperature, fumes, and hazards.
Importantly, "substantially equal work" doesn't mandate identical job titles but rather work demanding similar levels of skill, effort, and responsibility.
Seek Guidance from Experienced Equal Pay Act Attorneys in San Diego
Our seasoned legal team at AMartin Law specializes in Equal Pay Act cases, equipped with the expertise to advocate for your rights vigorously. We are committed to securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.
If you suspect gender-based discrimination in your compensation, don't hesitate to reach out for a complimentary initial consultation. Our dedicated attorneys will assess your situation, explain your legal avenues, and champion your employee rights. Get in touch to protect your rights as an employee.