What can I do to get equal pay?

I am working for a company which they hire me for lower position with lower money but they want me to do a higher position job. However, they don’t change the position or money. Other shift people doing same thing get way more money than me. I have talked to manager he promised more money but never did. Is there anything that I can do?

Asked on March 29, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Texas

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that guarantees you a certain wage for a certain position, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination. In other words, unless your treatment is due to your race, religion, nationality age (over 40), disability or gender, you do not have to be treated the same as your co-workers.

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Unless you have an employment contract or union agreement that guarantees you a certain wage for a certain position, you have no claim here. The fact is that a company can set the conditions of employment much as it sees fit, absent some form of legally actionable discrimination. In other words, unless your treatment is due to your race, religion, nationality age (over 40), disability or gender, you do not have to be treated the same as your co-workers. 


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