Workers in all types of occupations expect to be fairly compensated for the work that they do. This is true throughout the nation and includes tech workers based in Silicon Valley. When employers in this (or any other) sector take action to deprive workers of fair compensation the workers may be able to take legal action.
In 2011 some workers in this demographic took legal action when they determined that tech companies based in the area had banded together to try to keep the wages paid to workers low. The approximately 60,000 workers who are a part of the class action allege that this was accomplished through an agreement to not hire, or recruit individuals employed at the businesses that were a part of the conspiracy. Those businesses allegedly include: