Equal Pay Lawyers in Boise, Idaho
The Equal Pay Act passed in 2009 requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. Job content, rather than job titles, determines whether jobs are substantially equal. The Act covers all forms of compensation including salary, overtime, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, travel expenses, and other benefits.
When filing a claim under the Equal Pay Act, a claimant must have an actual competitor at the same working level as them. This means equal duties regarding work task quantity and quality. Employers may try to justify the discrepancy based on seniority, measured job performance, and more, so it is important that you ensure the duties performed are equal to each other. Idaho’s statute of limitations provides a limited amount of time that you are able to file a claim under the equal pay act. This begins when the employee has discovered the pay discrimination and if you do not file the case within the allotted timeframe then it could prevent your capability to sue. Employers found guilty of violating the equal pay act are required to pay compensatory damages to the victim, and if the employee can prove that the employer willfully committed this act, they can also be required to pay punitive damages.
At Rossman Law Group, our equal pay lawyers understand how difficult it can be to fight for justice when it comes to unequal pay in the workplace. When you are already being discriminated against through reduced financial compensation due to your association with a protected class such as gender or race, it can feel disheartening. That is why we provide you with experienced equal pay lawyers in Boise, Idaho, to help fight your case and get you the compensation you deserve.