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If you want to pursue your legal options contact Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Individuals can attack gender-based pay discrimination through the Equal Pay Act (EPA) and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Depending on the state you live in and which Act you seek protection under (you can choose to use both acts) you may have as little as 180 days or as long as two years after you first realize you’re being/have been underpaid to take legal action.
The EEOC can walk you through this process call 1-800-669-4000 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some attorneys who specialize in gender-based pay discrimination. Please contact them.
Attorney For Workers
Curtis E. Allen, Esq.
Logan & Logan
(Pennsylvania and surrounding areas)
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP
(DC, NYC, SF, SD, TN)
The Cochran Firm
(22 offices in the US)
Other Resource Groups
1) Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media
Founded by Academy-Award® winning actor and advocate Geena Davis in 2004, The Institute is the first research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence content creators, marketers and audiences about the importance of eliminating unconditional bias, highlighting gender balance, challenging stereotypes, creating role models and scripting a wide variety of strong female characters in entertainment and media that targets and influences children ages 11 and under. The Institute is also the only organization employing the GD-IQ tool to create systemic change in entertainment media content creation.
2) NCNW (National Council of Negro Women)
NCNW’s mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities.
3) California Women Lead
California Women Lead is about the astonishing power of community and the difference women can make it. It’s also not just about gender parity at our local and state offices, but having California’s decision-making boards and commissions reflective of California communities, so that all Californians truly feel that they are represented and their issues addressed. In that, the members of California Women Lead represent a wide variety of ages, professional backgrounds and geographical areas and California Women Lead continues to make a difference for women across the state and provide them with the inspiration to be the leaders we know they have the potential to become.
4) Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is a national civil rights organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.
5) All ln Together
All in Together is a non-partisan, collaboration-driven campaign to empower and inspire American women to fully engage in the political process and drive meaningful change on the social and political issues they care about most.
6) NOW (National Organization for Women)
As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.
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UltraViolet is a powerful and rapidly growing community of people mobilized to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture. We founded UltraViolet five years ago on the principle that with a combination of organizing, technology, creative campaigning, and people power, we can win. Ultraviolet leads creative, breakthrough campaigns that have won victories from politics to culture. We’ve never backed down from a fight, and our members have never been more energized and active than they are today.