Andrus Anderson Equal Pay Lawsuit Against Farmers Insurance Achieves Final Approval

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Judge Approves Landmark Settlement Benefitting Hundreds of Female
Attorneys

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The law firm of Andrus Anderson is proud to announce that the Honorable
Lucy H. Koh, United States District Judge for the Northern District of
California, has granted final approval in the firm’s equal pay lawsuit
against Farmers Insurance. This settlement comes after more than one
year of intense litigation on behalf of female Farmers Insurance
attorneys who were paid less than their male counterparts, even though
they were performing the same work.

“This is an incredible result for these women,” said Lori Andrus,
partner at Andrus Anderson. “Not only did these women help one another
stand up against Farmers for not paying them equally, they are also
helping other women by shining a light on pay discrimination problems.
It may be difficult to believe that, in 2016, men and women are still
not always paid the same amount of money for the same work, but the
truth is that there is still a very real pay gap across multiple
industries.”

The multi-million dollar settlement will compensate hundreds of women
who worked in Farmers’ Claims Litigation department and force Farmers to
make numerous changes to their business practices that will benefit
female employees. Most importantly, Farmers will be forced to have
increased transparency in their compensation structure.

“This is not just about Farmers Insurance or about female attorneys –
this is about all women,” said Jennie Anderson, partner at Andrus
Anderson. “Through this lawsuit women are standing up and telling all
companies – not just insurance companies – that they deserve equal pay
for equal work. While there has been some progress through equal pay
legislation, the sad truth is that more still needs to be done to secure
women’s rights for equal pay in the workplace.”

According to the National Women’s Law Center, American women who work
full time are paid only 79 cents for every dollar paid to men. Yet,
women are the primary or solo breadwinners in 40 percent of households
with children under eighteen.

Andrus Anderson is a law firm dedicated to helping women who have
suffered discrimination in the workplace, such as equal pay issues,
pregnancy discrimination, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.
If you believe that you are being paid less than a male counterpart but
doing equal work, Andrus Anderson wants to help you. Call us at
415-986-1400 or contact us via our website
for a free and confidential consultation.

About Andrus Anderson

Andrus Anderson is a national law firm representing women who have been
discriminated against in the workplace. The firm’s partners have
expertise in issues related to equal pay, pregnancy discrimination,
sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination and other workplace rights
issues. With nearly two decades of experience taking on large
corporations on behalf of women, firm founders Lori Andrus and Jennie
Anderson have handled extensive, complex litigation that not only helps
clients achieve justice, but also promotes lasting change that benefits
all women. Contact the firm today to learn more about your rights at
415-986-1400 or at http://www.andrusanderson.com.

Contacts

On behalf of Andrus Anderson LLP
Susan Knape, 214-629-0596
susan@acaseforwomen.com
or
Amanda
Billo, 682-465-2165
amanda@acaseforwomen.com