LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Veteran equal pay lawyer, Lori Andrus, of Andrus Anderson appeared in court today in a gender pay gap lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company. During the hearing, the Judge ruled the proposed class action may move forward, and he will allow the women workers to seek key information regarding Disney’s Global Human Resource policies. With the lawsuit moving forward, Disney has been denied its request to have the case thrown out, adding validity to the women’s claims.
Together, the ten plaintiffs in Rasmussen v. The Walt Disney Company, et al., Case No. 19STCV10974 (Los Angeles County Superior Court) seek to hold Disney accountable for routinely paying its women employees less than men. The complaint encompasses Disney’s entire range of companies and divisions, and the plaintiffs seek to represent all of the women working under the Disney umbrella throughout the state of California.
“Disney hoped to silence my clients right from the beginning,” said pay gap lawyer Lori E. Andrus. “Disney attempted to block their collective efforts to allow women to succeed at ‘The Place Where Dreams Come True.’ Now, justice for Disney’s women workers is on the horizon.”
Following the Judge’s ruling today, the case will be able to move into the discovery stage, in which the parties exchange information relevant to the legal claims. The merits of the case will be determined after discovery has concluded.
LaRonda Rasmussen, an exemplary long-time Disney employee who has been paid tens of thousands of dollars less than her male co-workers, and the lead plaintiff in the case, commented on today’s hearing: “All of us are eager to keep this lawsuit moving. With each passing day, Disney’s women workers earn less than their male counterparts. The sooner we are able to prove our claims in court, the better.”
If you worked at Disney and believe that you experienced pay discrimination due to gender, you may be able to take part in this class action lawsuit. Contact Andrus Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about your potential options.