A Florida woman has been awarded nearly $340,000 in back pay as the result of a
pay discrimination lawsuitagainst Citicorp.
According to the lawsuit, when Heidi Wilson received a promotion to become
manager of the Citicorp service center she did not receive a raise or
bonus despite the fact that the male who was in the position before her
made more than she did. Two years later she also failed to receive a raise
or bonus. The final straw came when she was fired from her position and
did not receive severance pay.
Wilson then filed an Equal Pay Act lawsuit Citicorp North America, alleging
gender discrimination and that the company violated her rights by not
paying her the same amount as her male counterparts. The Equal Pay Act
requires that men and women be given equal pay for equal work.
Your gender should not play a role in any aspect of your employment, including
hiring, transfers, promotions, pay, disciplinary action, suspensions,
If you believe you have been paid less at work because of your gender,
or have been treated adversely because of your sex, your first step should
be to contact an experienced
Georgia equal pay act attorney.
In the Citicorp pay discrimination case, a Florida arbitrator determined
that paying Wilson roughly half of what the men doing her job received
violated the Equal Pay Act. Further, the court determined that evaluations
conducted by Wilson’s supervisor and used as evidence for the lower
pay rate were too subjective.
As stated by a representative, “People should know that even in
2012 that pay discrimination against female executives still continues,
and people should be aware of it and do what they can to eliminate it.”
If you believe you have been the victim of work place discrimination, including
receiving less pay than your male counterparts, you can fight back.
For more information about employment discrimination or the Equal Pay Act,
contact the top
Georgia employment lawyers at The Buckley Law Firm, LLC for an immediate consultation.