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Combat Wage Discrimination, Retaliation, and Unequal Pay
June 10th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, which requires employers to pay equal wages for equal work and expressly prohibits wage discrimination based on gender. But the wage gap persists, closing by less than half a cent each year. At this rate, it will take over 40 more years until women are paid equally for the work they do.
Even today, women who work full-time are paid just 77 cents for every dollar paid to men who do the same work. Broken down by race, the gap is even larger. African American women and Latinas earn just 64 and 55 cents, respectively, for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
In honor of this important anniversary, we are hosting a free training for lawyers and community advocates this Wednesday, June 12th on strategies to combat wage discrimination, retaliation, and unequal pay. Panelists from LAS-ELC, Equal Rights Advocates, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will cover topics such as identifying these types of violations, understanding equal pay and wage discrimination complaints, filing retaliation claims, and handling overlapping gender inequity issues in the workplace. Please join us!