The gender pay gap is the result of many factors, including occupational segregation, bias against working mothers, and direct pay discrimination. Additionally, such things as racial bias, disability, access to education, and age come into play. Consequently, different groups of women experience very different gaps in pay.
The Paycheck Fairness Act will help secure equal pay for equal work for all Americans by:
- Requiring employers to demonstrate that wage differentials are based on factors other than sex
- Prohibiting retaliation against workers who inquire about their employers’ wage practices or disclose their own wages
- Strengthening penalties for equal pay violations
It's time for us all to stand up for gender pay transparency!
LET'S GET THAT MONEY, HONEY!