Experienced Employment Law Attorneys Handling Equal Pay Act Claims in Tennessee
Fighting for equal rights for employees in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Jackson and beyond
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 is a federal law requiring employers to pay men and women who do the same work the same amount. At Gilbert McWherter Scott Bobbitt PLC, we believe that all employees have the right to equal pay. If you feel this right has been violated due to discrimination, turn to our firm today. Our Tennessee employment law attorneys have the knowledge, skill and proven experience to resolve your legal issues. We represent clients in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Jackson, and throughout the state in cases involving the EPA.
Understanding the Equal Pay Act
The EPA was put into place to help bridge the wage gap between men and women. While men can also file a claim involving this law, it is most commonly applied when a woman is paid less than a man for a similar job. In order to file a successful claim, you must be able to prove that you and another employee of another gender:
- Work in the same company
- Perform equal work
- Receive unequal pay
If an employer can prove that the wage disparity is due to experience, the claim will not be successful.
Showing that your work is equal is the most complicated part of having a successful EPA claim. Your jobs do not have to be identical, but the duties performed must be comparable. The title of the job is not as important as the responsibilities required by the job. The courts will look at the skills, effort, and responsibilities involved in each employee’s role to determine if they are equal and deserve equal pay.
Equal pay does not necessarily mean the exact same compensation. One person may receive more commissions than another, which does not violate the EPA. Equal pay also includes equal benefits, retirement plans, vacation time, and bonuses.
At the Gilbert Firm, our Tennessee gender discrimination attorneys can help you determine if your employer is in violation of the EPA. We then work collaboratively with you to get you the equal pay you deserve. Our educated and solution-focused team fights to get all employees the equal pay they deserve.
Schedule an appointment with our professional Equal Pay Act attorneys in Tennessee
All employees have a right to fair and equal pay, no matter if they are a man or a woman. Under the Equal Pay Act, your employer is required to provide equal pay to all employees with equal jobs. If you believe that you have claim, call the Gilbert Firm at 888.996.9731 or fill out our contact form today. With offices conveniently located in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Jackson, our experienced Tennessee gender discrimination attorneys represent clients throughout the state.