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Black Male Employee’s Equal Pay Act Claim Advances

November 23, 2021


An employer’s failure to show that its reason for a wage disparity explained the disparity, rather than being a possible explanation, was enough for an Equal Pay Act claim to go forward.

The plaintiff, a Black man, worked as an analyst for the employer. The employer then hired a white woman to the same position but at a much higher salary than the plaintiff. Over the next several years, the plaintiff’s pay stagnated while the female employee’s rapidly increased.

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