Cleveland Employment Discrimination Attorneys
Unlawful sex discrimination can include more than just hiring, firing, and sexual harassment. It is also illegal for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex in terms of pay and other forms of compensation.
The Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying employees of one sex less than employees of the other sex for performing the same job. For the Act to apply, the jobs only need to be substantially equal, not exactly identical. It is the content of the job duties, not the job titles, that matter. If the jobs require equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and are performed under similar working conditions, employers must generally pay men and women the same to perform them.
All types of wages and benefits are covered by the Equal Pay Act, including salary, overtime, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing, vacation and holiday pay, insurance, and all other types of employee benefits.
If an employer pays men and women differently for the same job based on anything other than sex, it does not violate the Equal Pay Act. For example, pay differences may be based on seniority, industry experience, quantity or quality of work, and anything else that is not the sex of the employees without violating the Act.
Even when there is no violation of the Equal Pay Act, pay discrimination on the basis of sex may still be unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII or Ohio law. Unlike an Equal Pay Act claim, these sex discrimination claims can be brought even when there is no member of the opposite sex who is paid more to do the same job.
You have a right to be compensated based upon factors related to your employment other than your sex. If you believe that you are being unfairly compensated based upon your sex, speak to an Ohio employment law attorney as soon as possible. With the help of an experienced, understanding attorney, you can ensure that your rights are protected.
At Bolek Besser Glesius LLC, we understand that this is a frustrating and upsetting time for you. You deserve to have your questions answered. The skilled Cleveland, Ohio discrimination lawyers at our firm have years of experience getting justice for employees who have received unequal pay.
We want to help you. Call us today or schedule an appointment at our Cleveland office to talk about your situation with an experienced attorney.