Tag Archives: Pay equity

A Victory for Female Employees at Novartis

A class-action suit that lasted five weeks in trial was decided last week in favor of female employees at the pharmaceutical company Novartis. One of the women’s lawyers described the “overwhelming” evidence of discrimination against women, especially pregnant women, in … Continue reading

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Allegheny County Bar Association Launches Institute for Gender Equality

Yesterday, the Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) kicked off its new Institute for Gender Equality with a luncheon featuring judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Marjorie Rendell speaking about the difficulties women face in the … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Rules in Favor of Wage Equity for Women in PA

Despite the influx of women into the workforce, gender inequality persists, as this report released by the The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reminds us. Men earn more than women in almost all occupations.  Moreover, women earn less than men both … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Equal Pay Day Rally: April 28, Noon

The following is a guest post from the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania. What does it take for a girl to earn a buck around here? About 483 days. Sure, there are only 365 days in the year, … Continue reading

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WLP on WITF and Pay Equity

Last week, WLP Senior Staff Attorney Susan Frietsche appeared on Radio Smart Talk on 89.5 WITF in Harrisburg. She discussed a recent study conducted by Keystone Research Center which found that the pay gap between men and women widened in … Continue reading

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Good News for Equal Pay

Here’s some good news for equality in the New Year: Paycheck Fairness Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act were the first bills to pass the House in the new session (article from the Feminist Daily News Wire is … Continue reading

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Wage Gap Widens in Pennsylvania

Bad news for Pennsylvania women: according to a new report by the Keystone Research Center, women stopped closing the wage gap with men. The wage gap was consistently improving between 1970s and the early 1990s, but according to the study, … Continue reading

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