Employment Law For Individuals | Pay Inequality
Pay or compensation discrimination occurs when employees performing similar work do not receive similar remuneration. Pay discrimination also occurs when a pay differential has an illegitimate basis such as race or sex. Pay discrimination based on an employee's membership in a protected category like race, disability, or sex, is prohibited by antidiscrimination laws. Unfortunately, the data throughout the country shows that pay inequality exists across a broad range of industries and occupations. A variety of statutes exist at the state and federal level to prevent and remedy pay inequality.