Trio of articles – Court rules women can’t be paid less than men based on past wages; Sexual harassment at work; the Womanly Art of Having an Opinion

This is still an issue for women in 2018 [why]…via ABCNews: “Employers cannot pay women less than men for the same work based on differences in their salaries at previous jobs, a federal appeals court said Monday. Pay differences based on prior salaries are discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay Act, a unanimous 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The decision overturned a ruling last year by a smaller panel of 9th Circuit judges that had been criticized by equal pay advocates. Allowing pay differences based on previous salaries would perpetuate wage gaps between men and women that are based on discrimination in the job market, Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote. Reinhardt — considered among the most liberal members of the 9th Circuit — wrote the opinion before he died last month. “Although the (Equal Pay) Act has prohibited sex-based wage discrimination for more than fifty years, the financial exploitation of working…

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