Many thanks for this important article, Emma. Unfortunately, as you know, many women in the USA subjected to sex-based wage discrimination. However, usually they don’t even know their employer is not providing equal pay compared to their similarly situated male counterparts. This is because discussing pay is often frowned upon by employers and kept confidential The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was a good move in the right direction to supplement the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Moreover, the EEOC under President Obama issued proposed regulations for private sector companies with 100 or more employees to include gender pay data in the submissions of their annual EEO-1 Employer Information Reports. Yet, it appears that might now be rolled back. Ditto for similar efforts at the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contact Compliance Programs (OFCCP). In short, this fight to close to gender pay gap is far from over in the USA and worldwide.

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