The Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires employers to pay workers the same, regardless of their gender. Even though this law has been in effect for years, many female employees still make only an average of 82% of what their male counterparts do.
The idea of equal pay for equal work sounds simple enough, but the reality has always been something else. There have long been glaring wage gaps between workers of different genders and different races. Fortunately, two new laws may soon push the state toward greater equality.
We’ve all come to know Google, the ubiquitous search engine and tech giant that came to the forefront in the late 1990s. Google profiles many stores[SS1] across the globe, attracting users to stories affecting individuals in all walks of life. However, the tech giant has been at the forefront of its own internal news buzz in recent days.
Marijana represents employees in both individual and class actions involving wage-and-hour, discrimination , harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. She is fluent in Spanish and Croatian.
Employers in New York and elsewhere are being encouraged to take religious discrimination in the workplace seriously. While religion is generally a hot topic, attacks on Jewish centers as well as a proposed ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries have put some on edge. Business owners and managers would be wise to understand that events that happen in the public can impact the workplace.
New York residents who have been victims of age discrimination in the workplace may be interested in the developments of a class action lawsuit that has been filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It is the second discrimination lawsuit that has been filed against the company in two months. The plaintiffs allege that older employees are mistreated during their performance evaluations. This results in fewer promotions and lower pay than their younger co-workers.
New York residents who are looking for a job may be interested to learn that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that a business could refuse to hire someone who has dreadlocks. Essentially, the court argued that traits that are changeable, such as hairstyles, are not protected by discrimination laws even if they are tied to a person's culture.
Older workers in New York and around the country will regain important workplace protections if a bill introduced by two Republicans and two Democrats is signed into law. The U.S. Supreme Court set the legal bar in workplace discrimination cases higher for older workers in 2009, but passage of the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act would restore the pre-2009 standards. The bipartisan bill also addresses the type of evidence that may be submitted by older workers who file discrimination claims.
Companies that engage in workplace discrimination have many targets, including pregnant women. Pregnant New York women who are a part of the workforce should learn about workplace discrimination tactics, which can sometimes be difficult to identify and prove.