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Do you think your employer is violating your rights because it is paying you less than it is paying someone of the opposite sex for the same job?  

Employee Rights

If an employer pays different wages to employees of opposite sexes for equal work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions, then it may have violated the Equal Pay Act.

Employer Defenses

Generally, an employer can defend against its payment of different wages by pointing to one of the exceptions set forth in the EPA:
 
(i) a seniority system;
  
(ii) a merit system;
 
(iii) a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production; or
  
(iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex.
 
If you believe that your employer may be violating the Equal Pay Act, please contact an employment attorney at The Weiner Law Firm LLC to discuss your compensation and wages. 

The Weiner Law Firm LLC

Despite the fact that most employees are at-will employees, they do have rights under federal and state laws that cannot be violated. If you believe your employer has discriminated against you, harassed you, withheld wages that are owed to you, or violated your rights with respect to a background report, please contact us.

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Even if you are not sure of the law and whether your employer violated your rights, we would be pleased to discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge to learn your rights.