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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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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.


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.


Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives covered women workers the right to reasonable break times and a private location to express milk at work.


Working Women and Texas’s Wage Gap

In Texas, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,689 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,044. This means that women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,355 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Baltimore Women and the Wage Gap

In the Baltimore metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $46,690 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $57,128 per year. This means that women in the Baltimore area are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,438 between men and women who work full time.


Testimony of LLCR before EEOC

Good afternoon. Thank you for the opportunity to testify today and offer comments on proposals before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding its structure and organization.


Chicago Women and the Wage Gap

In the Chicago metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,610 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,222 per year. This means that women in the Chicago area are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,612 between men and women who work full time.


Working Women and Maryland’s Wage Gap

In Maryland, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $47,175 per year, while the median yearly salary for a man is $57,017. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,842 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Community Schools v. Seattle School District and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

This brief highlights the important role racially integrated schools play in breaking down persistent and pernicious stereotypes. As this Court repeatedly has recognized, negative assumptions based on race or sex have had terrible consequences for many Americans, denying them valuable opportunities and perpetuating unfair treatment.


Working Women and Colorado’s Wage Gap

In Colorado, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,638 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,237. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,599 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Delaware Women and the Wage Gap

In Delaware, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,500 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,411 per year. This means that women in Delaware are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,911 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Working Women and Nevada’s Wage Gap

In Nevada, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,363 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,689. This means that women are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,326 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.


Working Women and California’s Wage Gap

In California, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $41,302 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $49,453.This means that women are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,151 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Women's Equality Day 2010: Steps Toward Women's Equality

Women's Equality Day commemorates the adoption of the 19th Amendment to U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. More than 90 years later, the fight for women's equal access and opportunity continues—especially in workplaces across the country.


Alaska Women and the Wage Gap

In Alaska, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,550 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,379 per year. This means that women in Alaska are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,829 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978

An act to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.


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.


2010 Statistics: Record High Employment Discrimination Claims 2011

Statistics released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)—the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination—raise serious concerns about the persistence of on-the-job discrimination in the current economic climate.


Working Women and Oklahoma’s Wage Gap

In Oklahoma, the median pay for a woman working full time, year-round is $30,901 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $40,458. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,557 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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