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Los Angeles Gender Discrimination Lawyers

End the Wage Gap. Stand Up for Economic Equality.

Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, there have been slow but progressive changes to many laws, attempting to make the workplace fairer for all genders. Despite the incremental progress, employees of all genders continue to face gender or sex-based discrimination on a daily basis.

One of the most insidious problems of gender discrimination is that it can take place in so many forms. A woman might be prevented from taking a higher position as a supervisory position in a company, she might be sidelined into a less serious role as her employers prefer a male colleague, or she might simply be paid less for equivalent work. A man might be refused a role that is traditionally designated for women. A non-binary individual may face harassment or shaming for failing to adhere to traditional gender expectations.

If you have faced bias against your gender in any shape or form, you should not stay silent, you have a right to be treated equally.

Here at King & Siegel LLP, our Los Angeles gender discrimination attorneys are zealous about protecting our clients from prejudice.

If you believe you are being discriminated against in the workplace because of your gender, King & Siegel LLP welcomes you to call our legal team today at (213) 214-3757 for a free review of your case.

The Only Cases Where an Employer Can Pay Different Wages for the Same Work

When you are seeking to determine whether or not you have been treated unfairly regarding pay, it is important to know that there are only a few, limited instances where employers can give a different salary or wages for different employees.

The only possible scenarios where employers are justified in offering different pay would be for differences that take place in:

  • A system of seniority;
  • A system of merit;
  • A system where earnings are determined by the quality or the amounts of objects produced; or
  • A bona fide, provable case where an employee’s training, experience, or education is the determining factor, not their sex, that is motivated by business necessity.

According to California Equal Pay Act, an employer must prove that one of these factors was the only reason for the pay differential and was applied reasonably to the employee. If there is any other reason, including prior salary, it is illegal for an employer to pay employees of one sex or ethnicity different from another.

What is more, you do not even have to prove that you were intentionally injured by your employer. In contrast to other statutes against discrimination, such as the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, which require proven intent, you just need to show you received unequal pay. In the state of California, you are also legally able to ask any employee what their pay is, to prove how you have received less.

Obtaining Compensation for Victims of Gender Discrimination

If you have been discriminated against in the workplace on account of your gender, either receiving different pay, losing out on key benefits and promotions, or even being fired, you are entitled to receive compensation.

How We Can Support You Today

King & Siegel LLP is renowned for its ability to aggressively defend victims who have suffered injustice and discrimination. You can rely on us to be on your side the whole way, as we zealously uphold the fact that people of any gender should never be barred from working, pain unequally, or harassed in any manner.

Our experienced legal team also handles other types of discrimination cases, including:

Choosing the Right Attorney Can Make All the Difference

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We understand that our clients trust us with their most personal and critical legal issues. We do not take this responsibility lightly. You are not just a number to us.

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We started King & Siegel because we believe that the same aggressive, skilled, and passionate litigation tactics we learned at big firms could and should be available to workers and consumers in their most critical legal moments—when you are harassed, assaulted, demoted, fired, defrauded, or exploited by the institutions you rely on.

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We graduated from top five law schools, including Harvard and NYU, and trained at the country's biggest and best litigation firms. As contingency attorneys, you don't pay us unless you win, which means our incentives are 100% aligned. We win if you win. It's that simple.