Why Caring About Equal Pay Could Save You Money

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President Obama declared April 9, 2013 as Equal Pay Day to highlight  the discrimination women currently face in equal wages for equal work. It is said that women make 77 percent of what their male counterparts make, and face discrimination in benefits, wage increases and time off. This Handout [2013_04_11_11_04_27]  from the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego’s Equal Pay Day Luncheon and outlines and summarizes the pay discrepancies.

In an attempt to combat this discrimination The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) was created allowing any employee (male or female) adversely affected by a covered employer’s failure to pay equal wages to employees of different genders performing the same jobs to bring an action against the employer .  More recently, President Obama signed into law the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act which expands the time frame in which employees can sue for discriminatory compensation under Title VII of Civil…

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