Do I Have A Case?

Please leave this field empty.

(213) 232-3128
Toll Free: 844-PAY-WAGE

Click Here For Free Consultation

Moon and Yang Professional Corporation

The gender pay gap is the difference in earnings between male and female workers, represented as a percentage of the male earners’ income. As the White House has noted, “despite women’s gains, a large gender pay gap still exists.”

Below, we’ll discuss some important facts to know about the gender pay gap. If, however, you have been the target of illegal wage practices or workplace discrimination and need specific legal advice ASAP, don’t hesitate to contact a Los Angeles Employment Attorney at Moon and Yang Professional Corporation.

The Gender Pay Gap: Important Facts to Know

1 – Full-time working women earn about 3/4s of what their male counterparts earn.

These facts about the gender pay gap highlight the depth of the problem, an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney explains. Contact us for help if you’ve been the target of gender discrimination.

These facts about the gender pay gap highlight the depth of the problem, an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney explains. Contact us for help if you’ve been the target of gender discrimination.

By White House estimates, women who are working full time are only earning about 77 percent of what their male counterparts are earning (i.e., men working in the same occupation). Pew Research has found that this gap may be a little narrower, however, estimating that women earn about 84 percent of what their male counterparts earn.

Going by Pew’s estimate, this would mean that, with the current gender pay gap, it would take a woman until the end of February of next year to earn what her male counterpart has earned this year.

2 – The gender pay gap impacts workers in nearly every occupation.

In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women working in nearly every occupation are generally earning less than their male counterparts.

3 – The gender pay gap is worse in some states.

As the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has found, the gender pay gap varies by as much as 25 percent across the U.S. In fact, the AAUW has reported that the states with the smallest gender pay gap (i.e., where women are earning between 91 and 85 percent of what their male counterparts are earning) include Washington D.C., New York and Maryland.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, the states with the greatest gender pay gaps (i.e., where women were earning only about 69 percent of what their male counterparts were earning) include Louisiana, Wyoming and West Virginia.

4 – The gender pay gap expands with age.

Pew Research has reported that, while women typically earn about 90 percent of what their male counterparts earn until they are around 35 years old, after that, their gender wage gaps grows, with women only earning between about 75 and 80 percent of what their male counterparts earn.

While the growth of the gender pay gap with age may be related to women taking time out of their careers to raise children, it may also stem from gender or age discrimination in some cases.

Los Angeles Employment Attorney at Moon and Yang Professional Corporation

Have you been the target of workplace discrimination? If so, you can turn to an experienced Los Angeles employment attorney at the Moon and Yang Professional Corporation for aggressive, effective legal advocacy in your pursuit of justice.

At Moon & Yang, we have a strong commitment to our clients and bring substantial experience, legal knowledge and effective resources to both simple and complex legal matters. In in various legal areas, we have helped our clients achieve short-term and long-term goals while keeping a realistic assessment of what to expect in the future.

To find out more about our services and how we can help you, contact us today by calling (213) 232-3128 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page.

From our offices based in Los Angeles, our trusted lawyer provide superior service to clients throughout Southern California, including those in Koreatown, Orange, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Buena Park, Garden Grove and throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Categories: Wage &Hour Violations