Equal Pay Act: Arguments Of Gender Pay Equity

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Tougher laws are needed when it comes to gender pay equity. Men and women should be paid the same amount of money everywhere, at any place if they are doing the same exact job. In 2014, full-time working women in the us were paid 79% less than men doing the exact same job (Catherine Hill). Before 1972, the amount of women that were lawyers, cops, judges etc. was very small. This was because women were not allowed to fulfill these jobs successfully (Martin and Jurik). The Equal Pay Act of 1963 says that no employer should treat his or her workers differently because of their gender Everyone that has the same position should be paid the same (Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947). If not paying someone because of their gender is said to be illegal, then
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