Settling an argument between colleagues,
is there a law that states a company must pay employees with the same job title or description equal pay?
#96466. Asked by mrsoliverwood. (Jun 09 08 4:44 AM)
U.S. specific -- Equal Pay Act:|
The EPA prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the payment of wages or benefits, where men and women perform work of similar skill, effort, and responsibility for the same employer under similar working conditions.
Employers may not reduce wages of either sex to equalize pay between men and women.
A violation of the EPA may occur where a different wage was/is paid to a person who worked in the same job before or after an employee of the opposite sex.
A violation may also occur where a labor union causes the employer to violate the law.
NOTE: Keep in mind that we are talking about "base" pay. For example, an employee who has been with the company for a longer period of time, could be at a higher pay rate due to having received certain "raises."
UK specific: The Equal Pay Act 1970 makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate between men and women in terms of their pay and conditions where they are doing the same or similar work.
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