Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Gender Gap
The term “glass ceiling” refers to a situation in which a qualified employee is passed up for promotion because of discrimination. Women face the “glass ceiling” effect in virtually all fields of employment, often being paid less and advancing less far than their male counterparts. It is illegal for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of sex, and women who have been the victims of the glass ceiling effect may be entitled to seek financial compensation from their employers.
If you or someone you love has been passed up for advancement or paid less because of her sex, the Austin employment attorneys of The Melton Law Firm, may be able to help. Contact us today by calling 512-330-0017 to learn more about what we can do for you.
The Realities of the Glass Ceiling
While many people presume the glass ceiling to be less pronounced than it was in the past, this is not the case. According to a 2004 study, women made about 75 cents for every dollar that men made. Women consistently are underpaid in comparison to their male counterparts.
More worryingly, the gap between what women earn compared to what men earn grows as experience grows. Out of college, women make about 80% what men make. However, after 10 year s on the job, women make only 69% what comparably experienced men make.
It is unfair and illegal to pay women less than men doing the same job. If your employer has taken advantage of your work and is underpaying you, the Austin employment lawyers of The Melton Law Firm, may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today by calling 512-330-0017.