Edgewood Manor in Raytown Violated Equal Pay Act, Federal Agency Charges
Another important topic being presented by the EEOC today in their press release which informs us they are suing a Kansas City Nursing home for wage discrimination, a violation of the EPA (Equal Pay Act of 1963).
Come on now. Employers, do you know what your HR and Hiring Managers (and not to mention recruiters) are up to? What are you doing to ensure your staff knows the rules, we’re talking employment law that can cost you big money in fines and even bigger losses when it comes to public opinion and employer branding.
Today I am reading the press release but also have included a full reading of the EPA. If you only have a short attention span, atleast listen to the first 5 minutes as it probably applies to you. For those who want the whole manifesto, read/listen on as it is all there. If you haven’t done so recently, please review your compensation policy. Maybe you can avoid the fate of Edgewood Manor in Raytown who is being sued for failing to do so.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963, prohibits employers from paying women and men differently for doing a job with the same required skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions, unless the employer relies on a factor other than sex for the pay differential. The EEOC filed its lawsuit (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Edgewood Manor OPCO LLC, Civil Action No. 4:19-cv-00760), in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The EEOC seeks back pay and other monetary relief for Hill, declaratory judgment, and an order preventing future discrimination.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (Pub. L. 88-38) (EPA), as amended, as it appears in volume 29 of the United States Code, at section 206(d). The EPA, which is part of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (FLSA), and which is administered and enforced by the EEOC, prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions. Cross references to the EPA as enacted appear in italics following the section heading. Additional provisions of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, are included as they appear in volume 29 of the United States Code.
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 – Title 29 Chapter 8 Section 206(d) – Prohibition of Sex Discrimination