What is considered wage discrimination?
Wage discrimination means paying someone less because of their gender, race, age, or religion. Paying an employee less because of a protected characteristic violates the law. For example, paying women less than men for the same work qualifies as wage discrimination.
What do I do if Ive been underpaid?
If you’re being underpaid, talk to your employer. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, consider making a complaint to HMRC. If your employer owes you back pay, you are legally entitled to that wage money. You can also call the Acas helpline for free and confidential advice on 0300 123 1100.
How can I sue my employer for discrimination?
If you feel that you have been discriminated against, then you can sue your employer for discrimination. To bring a successful discrimination suit, you will need to first file a charge of discrimination with a state or federal administrative agency.
Is it illegal for an employer to discriminate in pay?
Pay discrimination is hard to prove, but it can be done. There are legitimate reasons why you might be paid less than a counterpart at your job, and the employers who actually are discriminating will try to use these to justify the illegal practice. An employer might be able to defend a difference in pay by arguing:
Can a person Sue an employer for unfair treatment?
Not all unfair treatment at work is grounds for a lawsuit. Legal claims typically arise when the unfair treatment you’ve suffered violates a specific law, like federal and state discrimination and wage laws, or specific contract terms. If you have been treated unfairly at work and believe you may have a legal claim, contact Eisenberg & Baum.
Can you sue an employer for sexual orientation?
If you want to bring a discrimination claim on the basis of sexual orientation, then you should meet with a lawyer to discuss whether federal law will cover your claim. It is also illegal to retaliate against any employee who reports illegal discrimination, regardless of whether any actual discrimination occurred.