Gender Pay Gap: It’s Real

Women continue to get shortchanged an average of 20 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts.

Recently female employees at Google sounded the alarm on their wage gap, alleging they were paid less than men doing the same jobs. In a similar case, three female Microsoft employees have come forward to hold their employer accountable for gender wage bias. According to Forbes, some of the top 10 industries with the biggest gender pay gaps are:

  • Finance and Insurance
  • Public Administration
  • Professional Services
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Utilities

Our legal team is committed to helping women enforce their right to fair pay and eliminate gender-based pay discrimination. There are laws in place requiring that employees be paid equally for the same or substantially similar work – and not biased based on gender. This extends beyond salary to include bonuses and other benefits. If you are getting paid less than your male colleagues, we can help you understand your rights. Fill out a free case review form or give us a call at 1.800.887.8029.

Case Review



Employees Challenge HPE’S Pay Inequity

Zimmerman Reed represents women who worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and are challenging this employer in court, claiming gender-based pay discrimination. The lawsuit is seeking class action status to recover lost wages on behalf of all current and former female employees working at HPE in California anytime from 2016 to the present. We are helping women affected – join the movement and take action by filling out a a free case review form or give us a call at 1.800.887.8029.

Court Documents

Women Speak Up Against Unfair Pay

Recently female employees at Google sounded the alarm on their wage gap, alleging they were paid less than men doing the same jobs. In a similar case, three female Microsoft employees have come forward to hold their employer accountable for gender wage bias.  These are but two examples.  According to Forbes, some of the top 10 industries with the biggest gender pay gaps are:

  • Finance and Insurance
  • Public Administration
  • Professional Services
  • Health Care and Social Assistance
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Utilities

California Takes the Lead in Holding Companies Accountable for Equal Pay

California expanded its Fair Pay Act in 2016 by eliminating some of the barriers that made it difficult for women to bring gender pay gap claims. In California, female employees can now bring an initial case based on doing “substantially similar” work as their male colleagues, regardless of location. An employee who files a successful civil action under the California Fair Pay Act may recover up to twice as much as the wage difference plus interest. The law also prohibits retaliation against employees who seek to enforce their rights under the Fair Pay Act.

Gender Pay Gap Helpful Links

I’m Getting Paid Less. Now what?

If you believe your employer is paying you less than your male colleagues for substantially similar work, the time to act is now. Please give us a call at 1.800.887.8029 or fill out a free case review form. All information you submit will be kept confidential. It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for speaking with a lawyer or trying to protect your legal rights.