Employment law case analysis
Sandy Wheatley and Jane Grogan supervise a county emergency service department, which provides 911 Service. They sued the county, claiming violations of the Equal Pay Act and Title VII because male supervisors in other unrelated departments are paid significantly more than they are despite performing substantially equal managerial work.
The Equal pay act States that,
No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions
This means that all employees doing similar duties and with similar experiences need to be paid similarly. In our case above, the claim of the plaintiff was that despite performing similar jobs, the male supervisors were paid significantly more. However upon scrutiny of the facts of the case, it was found out that the work was not substantially equal. The plaintiff did not perform…