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Shari Dunn

What good is having a legal remedy available if you cannot afford it? This is the question every employee should ask. I am in the process of investigating whether or not I have been subject to wage inequity based on gender and race and it's costly. Most employers know this and simply calculate the risk.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It would be interesting to know more about your situation and why you think this case is worth pursuing.

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Also- is it possible to research wage inequities among people who have the same job description as you?

      • Shari Dunn

        Thanks for asking, yes my attorney has done that. The average discrepancy between men and women in the workplace in general is 15% and that is exactly what it is in several of the cases here. The case is worth pursuing because if people do not take a stand the practice will continue and continue to be the norm. I work in broadcasting and believe that across the board in my company women are being paid less than men. This was an open secret for at least two women and of course I found out when a male who had the same job description as me revealed what he made. I should say I do more than my job description, I have won awards for my work here. I tried to settle the matter with them but they were dismissive. Another woman here also tried to go at this issue and they laughed in her face. She has two small children and was unable to pursue it further. Hope that gives you some context.

        • Alessandra Rizzotti

          Shari! I'm going to connect you to Liz Dwyer. Would you like to write a longer form post about this?