Is unusual pay structure discrimination?

I am a bus driver subject to a 2-tier pay structure, which includes a higher wage for duties I perform as a trainer. In addition to actually training the drivers, I sign off on all the official documents relating to the dept. I am only paid the higher wage while performing duties related to the training dept. I am the only employee (and only female) subject to this two-tier structure. Other Drivers (men) are paid higher wages due to a management reorganization. They retained their supervisor's pay rate even though they were reassigned to driving and no longer act as supervisors. Is this OK?

1 answer  |  asked Mar 29, 2003 11:01 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
is there a union?

it may be that the drivers' wages are protected by a cba. if not, and you are performing similar driving duties but being paid less, absent other non-discriminatory factors such as seniority, you may very well be being subjected to sex discrimination. in addition, your case may implicate the california and federal equal pay acts. you should contact an attorney experienced in employment law in your area. the california employment lawyers association's website will help you find one.
good luck
janet m. koehn

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Mar 29, 2003 3:24 PM [EST]

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