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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Amicus Brief: Ledbetter v. Goodyear

Under the ruling below, an employee cannot challenge pay discrimination resulting from any decisions made before the most recent pay decision prior to the 180-day limitations period under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


Working Women and South Carolina’s Wage Gap

In South Carolina, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,518 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,381. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,863 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Utah’s Wage Gap

In Utah, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,163 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $46,609. This means that women are paid 69 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,446 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Civil Rights Act

A bill to restore, reaffirm, and reconcile legal rights and remedies under civil rights statutes.


Fact Sheet: Latest Statistics Reveal Sharp Rise in Employment Discrimination Claims (2007)

The latest charge statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination. The number of charges received by the EEOC in FY2008 increased significantly in all categories


Working Women and Kentucky’s Wage Gap

In Kentucky, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $31,628 per year, while the yearly pay for a man is $40,911. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,283 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and New York’s Wage Gap

In New York, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $41,570 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,228. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,658 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Coalition Letter Opposing Nomination of Jeffrey Sutton

We, the undersigned women’s rights organizations, write to express our strong opposition to the nomination of Jeffrey Sutton to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Jeffrey Sutton is an experienced Supreme Court litigator who has gained prominence because of his staunch advocacy in favor of states’ rights and elevating state sovereignty over Congress’ power to protect civil rights.


Working Women and Rhode Island’s Wage Gap

In Rhode Island, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $40,532 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,567. This means that women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,035 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Columbus Women and the Wage Gap

In the Columbus metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,082 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,343 per year. This means that women in the Columbus area are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,261 between men and women who work full time.


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: 25 Years Later

October 31st, 2003 marked the 25th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).1 Enacted in 1978, the PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to clarify that the prohibition against sex discrimination in employment includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.


Working Women and Ohio’s Wage Gap

In Ohio the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,284 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $45,859. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,575 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Buffalo Women and the Wage Gap

In the Buffalo metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,894 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,243 per year. This means that women in the Buffalo area are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $13,349 between men and women who work full time.


Connecticut Women and the Wage Gap

In Connecticut, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $47,476 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $60,705 per year. This means that women in Connecticut are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $13,229 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Tipped Over the Edge

Gender equity in the restaurant industry…


Working Women and Massachusetts’s Wage Gap

In Massachusetts, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $46,213 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $56,959. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,746 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Montana’s Wage Gap

In Montana, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $30,306 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,339. This means that women are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,033 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Arkansas Women and the Wage Gap

In Arkansas, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $30,752 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $37,488 per year. This means that women in Arkansas are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,736 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Arizona Women and the Wage Gap

In Arizona, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,048 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $42,544 per year. This means that women in Arizona are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,496 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Wal-Mart v. Dukes Amicus Brief

The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Respondents’ argument that the order of class certification was consistent with Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


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