Get Congress To Sign the Pay Fairness Act

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Since 1997, the Paycheck Fairness Act has been a proposed bill but was continuously rejected. In 2009, the House of Representatives passed it but it was rejected in the Senate. In 2011 President Barack Obama reintroduced the bill in but in March 2011, it was rejected by the Senate by 60 votes to override a filibuster. In 2014 the bill was again blocked by a Republican filibuster.

The Paycheck Fairness Act "punishes employers for retaliating against workers who share wage information, puts the justification burden on employers as to why someone is paid less and allows workers to sue for punitive damages of wage discrimination."

Paycheck Fairness Act is meant to close this gap by:

Encouraging corporations to release wage statements on  jobs
Making employers prove that the wage gap is due qualifications rather than gender
Allowing employees to voice their opinions on wage discrimination without significant damages

The passage of this act is imperative because the Equal Pay Act does not protect and enforce the concept of equality in the work force. In a profit driven society, this bill would decrease workplace discrimination because of the punitive damages this would cause on discriminatory corporations.

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