Across many industries, evidence has shown that men tend to have higher wages than female workers for the same work. As a result, women’s economic security is endangered, most severely for women of color, disabled women, elderly women, and women who face barriers to education. A women-owned complex and class action litigation boutique, Tadler Law lawyers understand the importance of wage equity, and they hold employers accountable for pay discrimination, whether it is on behalf of a public figure, or private individuals, through counseling, negotiating terms of compensation, and, if necessary, through litigation.
We are currently representing the United States Women’s National Soccer Team’s (“WNT”) former goalkeeper Hope Solo in her gender-based employment discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (“the Federation”). Solo v. United States Soccer Federation, No. 3:18-cv-05215-DMR (N.D.Cal.). Partners A.J. de Bartolomeo and Brian Morrison joined Solo’s legal team to allege that significant pay disparities exist between the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team (“MNT”) and the WNT. According to the suit, contrary to the assertions of the Federation, there are no legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons for this gross disparity of wages, nor can it be explained away by any bona fide seniority, merit or incentive system, or any other factor other than sex. Together with co-counsel, Tadler Law has worked diligently to expose these unsustainable defenses, highlighting the fact that the Federation in Fiscal Year 2017 projected a net profit from the WNT of approximately $5 million, while projecting a net loss of nearly $1 million for the MNT. Despite this and other clear indicators of success, the Federation refuses to compensate the WNT players at the same rate or better than that which it pays the MNT players. This is an inexcusable violation of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII.
If you believe that you have been unfairly paid due to your gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or any other protected status, please contact us.