Our firm is actively investigating equal pay violation by HomeGoods on behalf of female sales associates


Our firm is actively investigating equal pay violations by HomeGoods (a division of TJX Companies) on behalf of female sales associates.

The federal Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying women less than men for the same work.  California’s Fair Pay Act expands that requirement by stating that California employers must pay male and female employees equally for “substantially similar” work, which means work that is similar in skill, effort, and responsibility. A successful claim may mean your employer could be required to pay your lost wages, plus interest, and “liquidated damages” in an amount equal to your lost wages. They may also have to pay your attorneys’ fees and costs. Cal. Labor Code § 1197.5. Employers that willfully pay employees differently based on gender may also face fines of up to $10,000 for a first offense and up to 6 months of jail time for a second offense. Cal. Labor Code § 1199.5.

TJX Companies, a low price apparel and home fashion retailer with global headquarters Massachusetts, has 3,800 stores in nine countries. In addition to HomeGoods, divisions of the company include T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, Sierra Trading Post, (United States); Winners, HomeSense, and Marshalls (Canada); T.K. Maxx (United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Austria, the Netherlands, and Australia) as well as HomeSense (United Kingdom). TJX Companies reported $33 billion in revenue in 2016 and has been in business for over 40 years.

Listed below are the HomeGoods locations in California. If you have worked or are currently working at one of these stores as a sales associate, please contact Jessica Riggin at Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP today at (415) 421-1800 for a free, confidential consultation.