San Francisco : US judge has granted permission to 9,000 women employees to move legally against Disney, specifically concerning allegations of gender discrimination in salary distributions.
Lori Andrus, the lawyer representing the plaintiffs, revealed that, since 2015, female employees in different roles at Disney have been paid two percent less than their male counterparts in equivalent positions. This legal action is the biggest case ever filed under California’s Equal Pay Act. The trial is anticipated to commence before October of next year.
Reports suggest that women employees across various Disney entities, including Disneyland hotels, theme parks, cruise line, Disney films, TV studios, ABC, Marvel, and Lucasfilms, are gearing up for legal action. According to Lori Andrus, female employees have been facing challenges receiving fair treatment and basic rights for the past four years.
Female employees express their passion for the work they do and their deep affection for the company, but they claim that they are not considered or respected in their roles or in the workplace. While expressing love for their work and the company, these employees demand recognition and equal pay for their contributions.