Learn How To Research Your Wage Gap
Measure Your Wage Gap
In order to make the case for how much your salary should be increased, you need to know how much the wage gap is costing you.
Use the Getting Even Calculator to determine what your salary would be if you were a man, your wage gap, and how much the wage gap will cost you over time.
Document Your Personal Experiences of Sex Discrimination
Before you ask your employer to remedy the wage discrimination that you have experienced, you should put together an account of all the instances and types of discrimination that you have faced or continue to face.
Know Your Rights Under the Law
Sex discrimination in employment – in hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, and other aspects of work – is against the law. Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination.
In these databases you can find other cases like yours – women who hold similar jobs and experienced similar kinds of discrimination. Cases in the Sex Discrimination Database also may provide good examples of remedies for discriminatory practices in consent decrees and court rulings. These remedies suggest actions that your employer could take to improve women’s wages and working conditions before a lawsuit becomes necessary.
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