60-12-18Liability of employer for sex discrimination in wages--Other remedies unimpaired.

An employer who violates the provisions of § 60-12-15 is liable to an employee affected in the amount of the employee's unpaid wages.

Action to recover the liability may be maintained in a court of competent jurisdiction by one or more employees for themselves and other employees similarly situated. The court in the action may in addition to a judgment awarded to the plaintiff, allow a reasonable attorney fee to be paid by the defendant and costs. This section does not limit a cause of action under chapter 20-13.

Source: SL 1966, ch 64, § 3; SL 1978, ch 153, § 9; SL 2008, ch 276, § 96.