Guidance Charter School Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) April 19, 2019 – Guidance Charter School of Palmdale, California settled a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) earlier this year. It will pay $8,000 in restitution and perform other injunctive actions as part of the settlement.

The school is charged with paying a female math tutor less money per hour than her male counterpart, despite the two performing the same work. When the female employee complained about the difference in pay, the school failed to correct the problem.

“Wage inequities between men and women continue to be an issue in too many American workplaces,” said Betsy Havens, Executive Director of Los Angeles law practice Strong Advocates. “Many people simply do not believe that men and women in all industries are still paid differently, but it is unfortunately common even despite our efforts to close the pay gap.”

In addition to paying restitution, Guidance Charter School has agreed to review its policies and change them if needed to make them comply to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The school also must create an employee training program about sex discrimination and equal pay and report to the EEOC annually to verify compliance.

Guidance Charter School is listed as closed as of June 2018, according to the California Department of Education.

“We encourage anyone who feels they are being paid unfairly to take action and contact an employment attorney if necessary,” continued Havens. Strong Advocates has an experienced team of professionals, dedicated to helping end gender discrimination in the workplace. You can contact them HERE.

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Phone: (800) 870-9886 or direct line (424) 209-2884