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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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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 Idaho’s Wage Gap

In Idaho, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $30,403 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,128. This means that women are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,725 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and South Dakota’s Wage Gap

In South Dakota, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $30,876 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $37,442. This means that women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,566 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


Working Women and Oregon’s Wage Gap

In Oregon, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,301 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $45,685. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,384 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Minnesota’s Wage Gap

In Minnesota, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $39,289 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,081. This means that women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,792 between full-time working men and women in the state.


D.C. Women and the Wage Gap

In the D.C. metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $55,688 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $68,034 per year. This means that women in the D.C. area are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,346 between men and women who work full time.


Working Women and Illinois’s Wage Gap

In Illinois, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $38,638 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $50,549. This means that women are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,911 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and New Jersey’s Wage Gap

In New Jersey the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $45,936 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $57,978. This means that women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,042 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Arizona’s Wage Gap

In Arizona, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $35,947 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $43,594. This means that women are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,647 between full-time working men and women in the state.


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