Are YOU making an equal amount to your male counterpart in your place of employment? I know I am not. I have greater academic credentials and I am licensed. Sadly, I also have boobs.
This gap was unknown to me when I was hired. You best believe I am going to bring it up next month during my review!
The Lily Leadbetter Act is awesome and important – it gives us the right to file equal-pay lawsuits, but it’s not enough. It shouldn’t take a lawsuit for a woman to receive equal pay. How about we just do it right the first time around? Equal pay for Equal work – it’s not rocket science.
“Each year, National Equal Pay Day reflects how far into the current year women must work to match what men earned in the previous year.” – US Department of Labor
Awesome infographic from Nerdwallet:
Now, get off your unequal ass (with me) and lets do something about that pay gap!!