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Equal Pay Employment Discrimination

Protected Compensation

These laws collectively prohibit all types of compensation from being paid unequally, such as:

  • Salary

  • Overtime pay

  • Bonuses

  • Stock options

  • Profit sharing and bonus plans

  • Life insurance

  • Vacation and holiday pay

  • Cleaning or gasoline allowances

  • Hotel accommodations

  • Reimbursement for travel expenses

  • Benefits

Our office can help you identify which type of compensation you are entitled to and calculate your potential award based on these factors.

Equal Pay

One of the tenets of employment law is that all workers have the right to be compensated fairly and equally. Unfortunately, there are many instances – such as gender discrimination, age discrimination, and disability discrimination – which can lead to a worker receiving less compensation than others.

To combat unequal pay, there are several laws aimed at ensuring that all workers receive the same pay when applicable.

Federal laws that protect workers’ rights to equal compensation include:

  • The Equal Pay Act

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act

  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Ac

An experienced equal pay attorney can help you distinguish whether your employer violated the provisions in one of these laws and guide you towards an appropriate course of action so you can recover the compensation that you are owed.

The Equal Pay Act

This Act states that, when the jobs are substantially equal – requiring the same skill, effort, and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment – compensation must be equal between all workers.

The Act defines each criterion:

  • Skill is measured by the experience, ability, education and training needed to perform the job successfully

  • Effort is the amount of physical or mental exertion needed to complete the job

  • Responsibility is measured by the accountability necessary to the job

  • Working conditions include both physical surroundings and hazards

  • Establishment is defined as a distinct physical place of business (rather than a business made up of several places of business)

Title VII, ADEA, Title I of the ADA

Unlike the Equal Pay Act that has the “substantially equal” test, these pieces of legislation prevent wage discrimination based on the claimant’s protected class. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees on the basis of:

  • Race

  • Color

  • Religion

  • Sex

  • National origin

  • Age

  • Disability

Arizona Employees Deserve Equal Pay and Fair Compensation

At Robinson Law Offices, we believe that every Arizona employee has the right to be paid equal compensation. That’s why we pride ourselves on our commitment to protect workers and their jobs from illegal practices.

We offer one-on-one consultations with an experienced Arizona employment lawyer and specialized knowledge of federal, state and local laws. To schedule a consultation with an equal pay employment lawyer, contact our office today.

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