You May Be Entitled to Lost Wages and Liquidated Damages for Discrimination
Pursuant to California Labor Code Section 1197.5, it is generally illegal to pay an individual at a lower wage rate than the rates paid to workers of the opposite sex or gender who are performing the same work for the same employer.
In California, discrimination arises if employers fail to treat all persons equally when no reasonable distinction can be found between those favored and those not favored. Under the California Labor Code, damages for wage discrimination may include the recovery of any wages lost as a result of the discrimination, together with interest on those lost wages, plus liquidated damages in a like amount.
Wage Discrimination is Illegal in California
When employers commit wage discrimination, it not only hurts the employee who is being discriminated against, but it is also illegal. The California discrimination law firm Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik can help you recover any wages you have lost as a result of discriminatory treatment. What’s more, we always strive to maximize the recovery of our clients.
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If you think that you may be a victim of wage discrimination, contact Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik today. Our wage discrimination attorneys can show you how to fight back against unequal treatment and collect the proper amount of regular and overtime wages.