The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a lawsuit against Amtrak stating that it has evidence that Amtrak pays males more than females for doing the same work.
The gender bias lawsuit was brought on behalf of a female human resources manager – Sheila Davidson – who had a “significantly heavier” workload than two male colleagues, but was paid the same. According to the lawsuit, after Davidson complained about not receiving higher pay, Amtrak retaliated against her, barring her from senior staff meetings. The lawsuit states that Amtrak “engaged in a continuous practice of suppressing the wages” of Ms. Davidson.
Federal law protects women and men from pay discrimination in two ways. First, sex discrimination laws provide that your gender cannot play a role in any decision your boss makes about your employment including hiring, firing, promotions, and pay. Also, the Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.
If you believe you have been paid less because of your gender, please contact the experienced Atlanta employment lawyers at Buckley Bala Wilson Mew LLP. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees are treated fairly and receive all the pay they are entitled to.