Why You Need an Experienced Employee Rights Attorney
No employer wants to be taken to court, especially over a violation of the Equal Pay Act. Court battles can be lengthy and expensive, hurt a company’s reputation, and eat into their profit margins. It can also impact a company because if one person brings a suit against them, it may spark more employees to take a closer look at how they are being paid and bring suits of their own.
An employer may have an entire HR and legal department at their disposal to fight back against claims of wage discrimination. The law recognizes that there are legitimate reasons that a company may have to pay employees differently,. An employer may justify pay disparities if the disparity is based on a seniority system; a merit system; a pay system based on the quantity or quality of output; or any factor other than sex.
While the law recognizes the existence of some valid factors that play into determining pay for employees, there are instances where an employer may try to cite one of these legitimate reasons only in an attempt to discredit the claim, not because that policy was in place at the time of the suit. This is why you need to help of a skilled attorney. The legal team at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. can help you sort through the facts and fiction surrounding your wage discrepancy. If you have a valid discrimination claim, we will aggressively work to protect your rights and hold your employer responsible for their actions. The determining factor in pay should never boil down to a person’s gender or other protected characteristic — period.
The Clock is Ticking
If you are concerned that you are being discriminated against because of your gender, you may be hesitant to speak up at first. It is a complex and intimidating situation that you suddenly find yourself in. However, it is important to know that the longer you wait, the more difficult it may become to file a suit rectifying the situation. The statute of limitations on Equal Pay Act violations is only 2 years from the date the discrimination is discovered. While you may be tempted to wait and try to uncover more evidence, your best option is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced attorney.
Contact an Experienced New Jersey Equal Pay Act Attorney
You’ve worked extremely hard for what you have, is it fair that someone doing the exact same job gets paid more than you just because of their gender? No. You don’t have to accept that in the workplace. Don’t let your employer continue to violate your rights and the law. Contact the seasoned legal team at The Law Firm of Morgan Rooks, P.C. We are a group of attorneys who have made it our mission to protect the rights of workers just like you.
If you are not getting the same pay as your counterparts, contact us at (856) 746-6332 for a free legal consultation. We will review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will then aggressively seek to hold your employer accountable and secure fair compensation for you and others who have been the victim of unfair pay practices. Don’t wait. Call us today.