I agree to Idea Equal pay for women
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I disagree to Idea Equal pay for women


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Equal pay for women

Employers today still pay women much less then their male colleges. I have found employers that find excuses and loop holes for this reasoning, but yet women in male dominated fields still suffer less pay for equal work. Loop holes need to be closed and resources need to be more available for women to seek equal pay without risk of losing their jobs.

Submitted by 1 year ago

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  1. Pinned Moderator

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    1 year ago
  2. Jon

    Let's just leave it as Equal Pay legislation, so that this policy can address any case where an individual is paid less for equal work.

    1 year ago
  3. Moderator

    Hello folks,

    The following link may be of some assistance with respect to what the government has already done on equal pay legislation.


    There is quite allot of discussion about this

    1 year ago
    1. yantonuzzo Idea Submitter

      I know of this but I can tell you it is not being enforced or monitored by any official. Not to mention you throw this in an employers face and they will no doubt find a way to terminate your employment. This is still a very real problem and this legislation is not working good enough.

      1 year ago
  4. Moderator

    Hi there! Completely see your point. Can we work on reaching out to some women's or advocacy groups in your region to get them to support your idea? As you know, really anyone can vote for this and we want to ensure that you are working to build support! Have you thought about ways to raise support for this?!


    Common Ground Moderator.

    1 year ago
  5. I think this issue is a matter of enforcement rather than policy. It slips through into jobs because nobody is watching and anyone who raises a stink can just be canned.

    1 year ago
  6. Equal pay for women is anti-feminist and allows employers to freely discriminate who they hire based on gender without consequence.

    Here's what I mean. If an employer is sexist and only hires men, and pays them say $10 an hour (compared to hiring women and paying them say $8 an hour) then he is PUNISHING HIMSELF that $2 an hour difference if he hires a man over a woman. But if the government says "No, you must pay both genders $10/hour" then he now can freely hire all men and is no longer harming himself. And then the only way to fix that is the most unconstitutional thing in history known as affirmative action.

    1 year ago
  7. Moderator

    a37wong! OK! Maybe we can modify this idea so that it includes an enforcement officer... that might come in and hold the "bosses" to account for women. Can we add this to the idea!

    1 year ago
  8. We have gone a long, long way from the days where woman were systematically discriminated from equal pay for equal work. However, there are still remnants of employers who do not conform. Soon to be extinct.

    1 year ago

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