Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act Now!

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Women across the country continue to be paid less than men — and are at a higher risk of poverty as a result. Pay discrimination is one reason why. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a vital piece of legislation that will help fix this by updating and strengthening the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and offering further protections against pay discrimination.The House of Representatives will vote on the bill this week — they need to hear from you now!

Urge Your Representative to Vote YES on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Tell your lawmaker to support equal pay by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act without any weakening amendments.

 

 

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The Paycheck Fairness Act updates protections for workers experiencing sex-based pay discrimination by:

  • Closing loopholes that have allowed employers to pay women less than men for the same work for decades,
  • Prohibiting employers from relying on salary history to set pay when hiring,
  • Ensuring women can receive the same remedies for sex-based pay discrimination as are available for race- or ethnicity-based discrimination,
  • Promoting pay transparency by protecting workers from retaliation for discussing or disclosing their wages,
  • And requiring employers to report pay data to the EEOC.

Tell your representative it’s time to show up for equal pay for women.

We need stronger laws to help root out pay discrimination and close the wage gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a great place to start.

Sincerely,
Maya Raghu
Director of Workplace Equality & Senior Counsel
National Women’s Law Center

 

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