I've read through most of the Q/A here about negotiating after accepting the verbal offer, which fall under a number of categories:
1)External hire, accepted verbal, no counteroffer, no leverage.
2)External hire, accepted verbal, counteroffer, potential leverage.
3)External hire, accepted verbal & written, no leverage.
In this situation, an internal hire (already working for company A, getting moved from a lower hourly position to a higher salaried position) accepted a verbal offer on the phone. The paperwork hasn't been signed yet, said person is to meet w/ the supervisor, then eventually sign the paperwork. Is there any leverage in negotiating the salary higher at this point? How would one go about this?
I'm going to add the situation is much like this one Should I negotiate a higher salary when transitioning from intern to full-time employee?
The problem being, females are historically offered lower starting pays than men (a real situation in company A), and at this point the worry is she's been locked into this lower base pay and won't get to the same level even with gender-neutral raises on performance. We have been made aware of this by a supervisor in a different department. In an effort to keep this question unbiased, I initially omitted this fact, but, in an effort to keep this question from being a duplicate of the above, there are motivations outside of simply wanting higher pay at work here.