The U.S. Women’s soccer team is celebrating their legal win for equal pay after a six-year legal challenge. Five of the USWNT’s stars, led by Megan Rapinoe and striker Alex Morgan, fought for equal pay after they had been systematically underpaid for years compared to the men’s team. The players first filed a Charge of Discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in April 2016. The players sued three years later, seeking damages under the federal Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. A twenty-four
I applaud the efforts of the Microsoft investors who are addressing their employees claims of sexual harassment and gender discrimination instead of trying to sweep it under the rug. A former Microsoft engineer notified the board that she had a sexual relationship with then board member Bill Gates. Gates stepped down from the board in 2020. Since that time the investors have taken the stance of looking into claims of workers in the hopes of improving the lives of their employees. “We’re committed not just to reviewing the report but
Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. This date symbolizes when the average woman working full-time in 2020 finally made the same amount that the average male made by December 31, 2020. Because women statistically earn less than men, they must work almost 25% longer for the same amount of pay. Women are typically paid 82 cents for every 1 dollar men are paid.
Are you being discriminated against or treated differently because of your sex? We will fight for your equal pay rights! Call Thompson Legal Center at 813-769-3900
The Florida Commission on Human Relations just announced that it will affirm last summer’s Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County. This makes discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal. Huge win for Equality and Justice in Florida!
If you have been discriminated against because of your sexual orientation please contact Thompson Legal Center for a free confidential consultation. We will help you on your path to justice! With over 30 years of Employment law we are Tampa’s Employment Lawyers.
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Pope Francis recently announced support for same sex unions saying that: “homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They are children of God.” This break with earlier dogma is in line with new rights given to the LGBTQ community including full protection under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was recently recognized by the US Supreme Court. The Court held that employers’ discrimination against employees based on their sexual orientation or transgender status violates Title VII protection of sex-based discrimination. If you feel
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against BHT Constructions LLC, a construction company in Davie, Florida, for sex discrimination. The EEOC alleges in the lawsuit that a female applicant was denied employment and was told by a BHT worksite supervisor that the company does not hire women. This conduct is in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employers from discrimination based on sex. Women are still confronted with sex discrimination in today’s work force but women in construction are especially vulnerable to this type
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