The effort to require employers to demonstrate a justifiable business reason for paying women less than men and to prohibit employers from retaliating against women who reveal their wage information has failed to pass Congress.
Many of our women clients earn less than men working in similar positions. While the Paycheck Fairness Act remains blocked at the Federal level, women have rights and there are remedies. It’s just a bit more difficult. Both the Federal Title VII laws and the Massachusetts anti-discrimination statutes at c.151B may provide other protections depending upon the circumstances.
If you’re a woman being paid less than your male colleagues, call us.