National Equal Pay Day
Happy National Equal Pay Day!
Demand Equal Pay for Equal Work!
Are you being paid what you deserve? Discrimination based on your sex is an everyday occurrence, in and out of the workplace. While many employers advise their employees that it is illegal to discuss their pay with co-workers, this notion is false. Across the Country, women continue to be paid a fraction of what their male counterparts are paid. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 amended the existing Fair Labor Standards Act in an attempt to abolish wage disparity based on sex. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. It is job content, not job titles, that determines whether jobs are substantially equal. Put simply, Equal Pay for Equal Work!
The subject of equal pay remains a contentious topic. According to the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, Florida currently ranks 4th in the nation for pay equity; however, Florida women still only earn 87 cents for every dollar earned by men in the state. Women of color are affected the most. Equal pay is deserved across the board. Today, April 2, 2019, we celebrate Equal Pay Day by acknowledging the current progress made and the progress continuing to be made every day.
It is time to act on your rights! If you feel that you are or have been a victim of sex discrimination at work and that you are not being paid equally, Call Thompson Legal Center at (813) 769-3900 for a Free Consultation Now!
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