Is it legal to pay a woman a different salary than a man for equal work?

‘Equal pay for equal work,’ well it ought to be. And the operative word here is ought and it would appear that at least in one court in the United States  it ought not to be.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules that it is OK  legal  to pay women a different salary for the same work as a man.  Yes, really!!  The Court overturned a lower-court ruling which had stated that pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory under the US federal Equal Pay Act.

To my mind this is a poor ruling. Long and short: let’s continue discrimination because someone else already started it. Where is the justice? Forget justice, where is the logic?



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