Prior pay, alone or in combination with other factors, is not a job-related “factor other than sex” that can be used to justify a difference in pay under the Equal Pay Act (EPA), a majority of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held again. Rizo v. Yovino, No.
Stephanie E. Lewis is the Office Managing Principal of the Greenville, South Carolina, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is the Co-Chair of the Pay Equity Resource Group. Ms. Lewis represents employers in employment litigation and advises clients on preventive practices and policies to avoid litigation.
Ms. Lewis has handled all aspects of employment law but focuses on sexual harassment, pay discrimination, and disability discrimination issues in the automotive, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical industries. She regularly presents on employment-related topics to Bar and industry groups.
Ms. Lewis served as a law clerk for Karen Johnson Williams of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and Patrick Michael Duffy of the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.
While attending law school, she served as Articles Editor of the North Carolina Law Review and received the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Award for Character and Service.