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Women Can Get Paid Less Than Men Based on Difference Prior Salary, Court Rules


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A US federal appeals court has ruled that employers are legally allowed to pay women lower salaries than men for doing the same work, based on differences in the worker’s salary in a previous jobs.  According to the Associated Press, the decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous lower-court ruling, according to which pay differences based only on prior salaries were discriminatory under the country’s Equal Pay Act.

Source: Independent: Women can get paid less than men based on difference in previous salary, rules US federal court



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