It is a well-known fact that women are paid less than men for performing the same work. According to a 2015 study from the United States Census Bureau, in the City of San Francisco, on average women are paid 84 cents for every dollar paid to men. For African American women and Latinas the statistics […]
San Francisco, CA – Chicago-based attorney Traci Ribeiro filed suit against her employer, the San Francisco-based litigation firm of Sedgwick LLP, alleging that she has been subjected to years of systemic gender discrimination in compensation and promotion to equity partner. The complaint contains allegations by Traci Ribeiro that she has endured and witnessed flagrant gender […]
Today is the one-year anniversary of Microsoft’s announcement that Satya Nadella would become the tech giant’s new Chief Executive Officer. Nadella had worked in Silicon Valley since 1992, and had been with Microsoft for 22 years when he was elevated to the position of CEO. His first year compensation amounts to about $84 million. Until […]
Just about six years ago, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination. The Act overruled the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which Ledbetter said allowed […]
Today is Women’s Equality Day! On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The struggle for the right to vote was led by working women, who understood that the right to equal pay for equal work could never be achieved without the right to vote. Let’s take a […]
Equal Rights Advocates honored Leslie Levy for her work at its annual luncheon this summer, where the keynote speaker was equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter. ERA is a national organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA explained why it chose the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams […]
“50 years after the Equal Pay Act, women still earn only 80 cents on the dollar.” That’s the title (and the troubling truth) highlighted in Sharon Vinick’s post on the CELA VOICE, where Sharon serves as a contributing blogger.