The Equal Pay Act was enacted in 1963 and prohibits employers from paying a person of one sex at a lower rate than a person of
The Equal Pay Act was enacted in 1963 and prohibits employers from paying a person of one sex at a lower rate than a person of another sex for performing substantially equal work in the same establishment unless the differential in pay is accounted for by a legitimate factor other than sex. This must mean that women are paid the same as men for the same work. Right? Read the article in the Supplemental Material Folder in Week 5 and discuss the following:
1. Do you think the women in the article you were assigned to read in the Week 5-Supplemental Folder have a legitimate complaint? Explain your answer.
2. What prevents the Equal Pay Act from being an effective law?