26 Aug 2022

Zimmerman Reed is Working to Promote and Support the Advancement and Inclusion of Women

“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.

Malala Yousafzai

Women’s equality is a fundamental right; protecting that right falls to all of us, just as it impacts all of us. It is a cause that impacted our grandmothers, our mothers, and our sisters. We hope to live in a world where it will not impact our daughters and their daughters. We believe that joining in this effort matters in our homes, workplaces, towns, nations, and global community. We also believe that achieving equality for women has the power to transform economies in urban and rural settings, change how our children are raised and how they view the world, and will result in an outpouring of invaluable contributions across all sectors by inviting, recognizing, and honoring the voices of half of our world.

Zimmerman Reed’s Commitment

We believe, as lawyers, that we have a unique capacity and responsibility to join in this transformational movement. Protecting gender equality includes assuring equal access, opportunity, and protection under the law. Zimmerman Reed is privileged to be part of this important effort and has advocated and fought in the past to ensure that the rights of women are honored and protected. And we are committed to staying in that fight for as long as it takes.

Gender Equality and Employment Discrimination Litigation

In representing women, ZR has challenged pay inequality and all forms of employment discrimination based on gender. According to Pew, women only earned 84% of what men did in 2020, meaning a woman would need to work an extra 42 days per year to earn as much as a man doing comparable work.

In response to this issue, California amended its laws to empower women to make claims against companies that pay women less than men. Zimmerman Reed currently represents women in California who are taking action against such companies. To learn more about our work, please click here.


“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.

Kofi Annan

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