We all want to be paid what we’re worth as demonstrated by the quality of our work output. Too many women, however, have lived experiences on the job that fell short of that lofty goal. If you are someone who has been harmed by a gender-based pay gap at your place of employment, both federal law and state law may offer potential relief. Talk to an experienced New Jersey equal pay lawyer to find out more regarding what steps you can take.
S.S. was a woman who worked as a sales manager for an Atlantic City resort. She also was someone who allegedly encountered gender-based unequal pay.
In 2020, the woman applied for the role of “Selling Manager.” The selling manager position had only been created two years prior, and the resort’s only previous selling manager had been a man. That man, T.M., had been paid both a salary and commissions. The resort selected S.S. and another woman to be its new selling managers, but neither received a base salary as part of their compensation packages. Additionally, neither woman received a specific type of commission (called a “takeover” commission) that the male selling manager had received, and neither had as many team members as the man had.