The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just filed a
lawsuit against Amtrak stating that it has evidence that Amtrak pays males more than females
for doing the same work.
gender bias lawsuit was brought on behalf of a female human resources manager –
Sheila Davidson – who had a “significantly heavier”
workload than two male colleagues, but was paid the same. According to
the lawsuit, after Davidson complained about not receiving higher pay,
Amtrak retaliated against her, barring her from senior staff meetings.
The lawsuit states that Amtrak “engaged in a continuous practice
of suppressing the wages” of Ms. Davidson.
Federal law protects women and men from pay discrimination in two ways. First,
sex discrimination laws provide that your gender cannot play a role in any decision your
boss makes about your employment including hiring, firing, promotions,
and pay. Also, the Equal Pay Act requires that men and women be given
equal pay for equal work.
If you believe you have been paid less because of your gender, please
contact the experienced
Atlanta employment lawyers at The Buckley Law Firm, LLC. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees
are treated fairly and receive all the pay they are entitled to.