EntertainmentDisney in distress. California's largest class action lawsuit sees 9,000 female employees demand equal pay

Disney in distress. California's largest class action lawsuit sees 9,000 female employees demand equal pay

Walt Disney Company with problems
Walt Disney Company with problems
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3:04 PM EST, December 12, 2023

The women currently employed by the Walt Disney Company have made the decisive move to challenge their wages. They have filed the most monumental class action lawsuit to date, demanding equal pay. The suit was brought forth under the protection of the California Equal Pay Act.

Unprecedented Lawsuit Against the Walt Disney Company

The lawsuit filed against the corporation presents claims that the women employed in the company receive, on average, 2% less salary than men who occupy the same job roles. These allegations do not take into account bonuses or any other incentive plans, which are also believed to have been distributed inconsistently.

The primary plaintiff, LaRonda Rasmussen, who was in a managerial role back in 2017, earned an annual salary of $109,958. This income was less than the earnings of every one of the six male managers, and over $16,000 less than the least-paid man in the same position," according to a report by The Republic.

"This lawsuit isn't about nine individual plaintiffs. Rather, it's about all women employed by Disney in California who've grown tired of being paid less than their male colleagues. They're demanding fair treatment. That's the crux of this matter," said Lori Andrus, the attorney for the plaintiffs, in an interview with the media.

The largest class action lawsuit against Walt Disney Company
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The legal action against the Walt Disney Company implicates women who have been employed with the company in California since April 1, 2015. The suit affects those working in roles that are below the level of vice president.

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