Spec Formliners to pay $105,000 to settle EEOC pay lawsuit where female sales rep was making less than male

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The EEOC says Spec Formliner was paying a female sales representatives less than a male doing the same job. The company also required the female sales rep to sell more to earn the same commission as her male co-worker.

The company in Santa Ana, California manufactures urethane, semi-elastomeric, and plastic form liners to use in concrete forming systems.

The EEOC lawsuit against the company has been settled. Spec Formliners will have to pay $105,000 to the former employee the federal agency represented.

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Spec Formliners also agreed to hire equal employment consultants who will help the company create, review and revise its policies, and practices to ensure they are following EEOC federal rules.

The EEOC will also be monitoring Spec Formliners’s progress.

Rosa Viramontes, director of EEOC’s Los Angeles District Office says “The changes that will be implemented as part of this settlement will ensure that female sales representatives will receive fair compensation for sales equal to those of their male counterparts. This not only benefits female employees, but also the company as a whole.”

CONTACT EEOC IF YOU ARE NOT BEING PAID THE SAME AS A MAN

This EEOC case proves that companies cannot get away with paying a woman less than a man for doing the same job. Contact your local EEOC office if you feel that you are not getting your fair share.

Very detailed documentation is a good start.

How to file a charge with EEOC. Visit this page>>Filing a Charge

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November 2, Latina Equal Pay Day: We deserve it, join the Twitter storm

 

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We are getting the message out and flooding social media with the conversation about the importance of Latina Equal Pay day.

November 2, 2017 is Latina Equal Pay Day.

We are still fighting for our equal pay, the same money white males make today.

Fact: Latinas make 54 cents to one dollar a white male takes home.

How can we have a save for a home, a car or our retirement if we keep getting shorted when it comes to our income.

GET THE WORD OUT VIA TWITTER 

On November 2, join the Twitter storm at 2pm ET. Let us tell the world why we need equal pay as Latinas. Here are some tweets you can use. Copy and paste :

  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    #Latinas make 54 cents to every $1 that a white male earns in the U.S. – U.S. Census Bureau
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    Eliminating the wage gap would provide much-needed income to #Latinas whose wages support their households.
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    40% of #Latina mothers bring in 40% or more of the families income. Family relies on that money.
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    Nearly 3 million family households in the U.S. are headed by #Latinas -U.S. Census Bureau

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  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    Median wage for #Latinas in U.S. are $31,109 a year.
    White males median wage $57,204 – U.S. Census Bureau
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    It means a #Latina working full-time can have 3 more years of child care.
  • Why #LatinaEqualPay matters
    Latinas working full-time can have 3 more yrs of tuition & fees for 4 year public university – U.S. Dept of Ed
  • #LatinaEqualPay means a #Latina working full-time can have 193 more weeks of food for her family – U.S. Dept. of Labor Statistics
  • #LatinaEqualPay means a #Latina who works full-time can have more than 17 additional months of mortgage & utility payments -U.S. Census
  • #LatinaEqualPay means a Latina working full-time can have 27 more months of rent – U.S. Census Bureau
  • #Latinas and their families cannot afford discrimination and lower wages #LatinaEqualPay
  • Nearly two-thirds of voters support the Paycheck Fairness Act. #LatinaEqualPay
  • 20 states with large numbers of Latinas, pay them from 43-63 cents for every dollar paid to white male – U.S Census #LatinaEqualPay now!
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    38% of all Latina-headed family households live below the poverty level – U.S. Census Bureau
  • Why we need #LatinaEqualPay
    More than 1.1 million Latina-headed family households live in poverty in U.S. – U.S. Census Bureau

 

Nov. 1 Latina Equal Pay Day, fighting for our fair share

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We as Latinas continue to be cheated out of fair pay. We are still making  a lot less than white males and other non-Latinas. We work the same hours for half the pay.

THE GENDER PAY GAP FOR LATINAS
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Although we bring attention to this issue on November 1, Latina equal pay is an issue we need to continue to bring to the attention of politicians who want our votes and businesses that want us as customers.

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Look at these graphics and get informed. Remaining silent is not an option. We are not only fighting for our fair pay but also that our young Latinas who will one day enter the workforce.

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Go to the AAUW website for more information. AAUW.org