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Uber falls under investigation for gender discrimination

On Behalf of | Jul 19, 2018 | Employment Law Disputes |

The industry of technology is constantly growing, and the level of competition among individuals in Florida and elsewhere who are seeking employment in this area can be significant. While some level of competition can be healthy, in some cases, it could also lead to allegations unjust treatment should a person be unfairly denied an opportunity to advance his or her career. Uber has recently become the subject of an investigation for gender discrimination after allegations surfaced claiming unfair levels of compensation.

According to reports, the investigation began after allegations surfaced accusing the company of providing male employees with higher pay rates. These allegations concern an alleged discrepancy between male and female employees that perform the same job duties. If the investigation deems the company culpable of such treatment, it could be facing significant monetary fines.

Those who are denied equal opportunities based on gender can suffer in a variety of ways. Such treatment could have a detrimental impact on a person’s opportunities to advance within a company. Although the investigation is still underway, Uber has stated that the company has already altered its pay structure to ensure that all employees are treated fairly.

Individuals who encounter unjust treatment and discrimination at work may wish to protect their legal rights, but without the necessary legal experience, they might be uncertain of their available options. When facing a similar situation, a person could choose to speak with an experienced attorney for guidance on how best to proceed. An attorney can address the circumstances a client in Florida is facing and assist in pursuing the full amount of restitution he or she is entitled to receive.