Have you discovered that one of your coworkers is getting paid more than you for doing the same job that you do?
What Can I Do if I’m Receiving Unequal Pay?
It is an equal pay violation if an employee receives less pay for the same work as another who is paid more because of:
- Immigration status
Examples include paying a woman less than a man for the same work, withholding tips, non- payment of earned commissions or bonuses, unpaid overtime, or any other inadequate compensation. You may be entitled to lost wages and earnings as well as possible punitive damages. An employer who has willfully violated equal pay laws may be fined up to $10,000 and may also be held responsible for paying interest on your lost earnings.