Women make up nearly half the workforce in the United States. Not only do women earn more and have higher levels of education than men but almost half of mothers are the primary family breadwinner.
Yet, to this day, women continue to earn far less than men doing the same job.
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, women earn less than men in almost every occupation, including those dominated by women like nursing. Not only is this immoral but it is also against the law. Wage equality is protected under several laws, including the Equal Pay Act, the Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Although wage discrimination is difficult to prove, many people who have been paid less than counterparts have taken employers to court and won.