New Jersey and Pennsylvania Equal Pay Attorneys
Assisting Clients in Mercer County, NJ & Bucks County, PA
The idea that workers should receive equal pay for equal work is generally accepted by most fair-minded people. Unfortunately, some employers still fail to see the value in treating all workers fairly when it comes to compensation and wages. Although it is perfectly reasonable for workers to earn different wages based on seniority, merit, performance, or productivity, it is both unreasonable and illegal for a worker to receive lower wages simply because of their gender.
If you believe your gender is influencing your pay, Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson can help you protect your legal rights and fight for fair wages. Our experienced attorneys are well-versed in NJ and PA employment law and have a proven track record of success in filing claims for equal pay.
NJ Equal Pay Act Protects Workers Against Salary Discrimination
Equal pay for equal work is a concept recognized and protected by New Jersey and Pennsylvania law, as well as federal employment statutes. In New Jersey, wage discrimination based on gender is explicitly prohibited by the NJ Equal Pay Act. While there are other state and federal statutes that protect employees more broadly against employment discrimination, the Equal Pay Act stipulates that female workers and male workers are entitled to equal pay so long as the work they perform requires equal skill, effort, and accountability. An additional requirement of the statute is that the work must occur under similar working conditions.
Employers who are challenged under the Equal Pay Act often argue that the different wages are based upon reasonable factors, such as employee seniority or varying levels of worker productivity. However, these “reasonable” factors are often just pretexts for gender discrimination. Our skilled employment discrimination lawyers have successfully used the discovery process to reveal the employer’s true motivations and secure fair and just compensation for the employee.
In addition to prohibiting wage discrimination based on the sex of employees, the NJ Equal Pay Act also protects employees against retaliation for reporting salary discrimination. If you’ve been punished or retaliated against for reporting wage discrimination, you should speak with a knowledgeable employment discrimination lawyer immediately.
Our NJ and PA Equal Pay Lawyers Protect You against Salary Discrimination
If you believe you have been paid less for performing the same work as a male counterpart, you may have a viable equal pay claim. The experienced employment law lawyers at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson can evaluate your circumstances and determine if you should take the next step in filing a claim.