It is a widely recognized fact that women in the work world are commonly faced with added challenges due to gender. Their male counterparts are typically hired, paid, and promoted more frequently and at a greater rate.
While employers and government officials have taken note of the inequalities and inconsistencies in these processes and have made strides to neutralize the playing field, there is a less known, less discussed issue affecting women: insufficient workers’ compensation pay due to gender alone.
Thousands of women in California who were denied full workers’ compensation coverage are in the midst of a class action suit. Each was notified their percentage of workers’ compensation coverage was reduced because of their gender; some received a mere 20% of what a male in the same condition would have received.For more information about the suit being pursued in California click here.
If you or a loved one has been denied workers’ compensation click here.