LOS ANGELES – A Northridge resident alleges that a law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Palo Alto failed to pay female lawyers the same as their male counterparts.
Ji-In Houck filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division against Steptoe & Johnson LLP citing the Federal Equal Pay Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for the defendant's firm from 2013 to 2016. The plaintiff holds Steptoe & Johnson LLP responsible because the defendant allegedly subjected the plaintiff to discriminatory pay policies during her employment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks injunction against the defendant; award back pay; front pay; lost benefits and other damages; interest; all legal fees; nominal, compensatory and liquidated damages; and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Lori E. Andrus, Jennie Lee Anderson and Paul Laprairie of Andrus Anderson LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division case number 2:17-cv-04595-ODW-AFM