Equal Pay Laws
Equal Pay Discrimination in Florida
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) makes it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ensures that employees subject to unequal pay discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age or disability have the opportunity to challenge each discriminatory paycheck that they receive by making each discriminatory paycheck a new violation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in pay based on sex, race, color, religion, and national origin, while the Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits such discrimination based on age. Similarly, the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibit unequal pay based on a disability. Finally, many states have laws, including the Florida Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status. Even with all these legal protection, equal pay discrimination still exists. In fact, women still make only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. If you believe you are being paid less for an illegal reason for substantially equal work, contact a discrimination attorney at Bober & Bober, P.A. today.