No employer has the right to discriminate against their workers based on their gender. California and federal laws clearly outline many types of discrimination that are illegal. One electric vehicle startup company in the state is now facing a lawsuit from an employee who says she the victim of gender-based pay discrimination. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, our Los Angeles discrimination attorneys want to discuss this case as well as other types of discrimination workers face.
What is going on with this lawsuit?
We have learned that electric vehicle startup Canoo Inc. and their chief executive officer Stefan Krause, have been sued for wrongful termination by Christina Krause. She was the former communications and administrative lead for the company.
Christina Krause states that she is “a victim of gender-based pay discrimination.” She alleges that she was paid less than male employees and not given adequate equity, despite being a founding member of the company.
A spokesperson for Canoo said in an email that “the company doesn’t comment on pending litigation.”
This can could become complicated because it is ongoing in the midst of a Christina Krause and her husband, Stefan Krause. However, family dynamics should not overshadow the fact that gender-based discrimination is rampant in the US workforce.
Gender discrimination is one of the most prevalent kinds of discrimination in the workplace. Over the last few years, the #MeToo movement has highlighted many aspects of discrimination that women face in the workplace, particularly when it comes to sexual harassment and abuse.
Gender discrimination also shows up when it comes to unequal pay for women. In this country, women still only make $0.80 on the dollar compared to their male counterparts in similar positions. This is even more prevalent when it comes to minority women. Respectively, black and Hispanic women earn 62.5 and 54.4 percent less than white males.
Women also suffer when it comes to issues of promotions, which positions they are hired (or not hired for), as well as unlawful termination. Many women are afraid to report unfair wage practices out of fear of losing their jobs in retaliation.
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought more than 24,000 charges against employers for gender-based discrimination during the latest reporting year.
Let us get to work on your case today
If you have been discriminated against by your employer, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Rager & Yoon – Employment Lawyers, we are dedicated to helping workers who have faced any type of illegal discrimination from their employer. We will work to recover the compensation you deserve, which can include:
- Recovery of lost wages and benefits
- Reinstatement to your job if desired
- Court costs and legal fees
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the employer
We are also here to help if you have faced sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or hostile work environment issues. If you need a Los Angeles discrimination attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 310-527-6994 for a free consultation.