Petitioning New York City Council

Equal Pay For Equal Work

Recently, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James introduced pay equity legislation (Int. 1253) which will help close the gender wage gap by prohibiting prospective employers from requesting salary history from job applicants.

Requesting a prospective employee’s salary history perpetuates inequitable wages for women and prolongs the cycle of wage discrimination. This legislation will make it illegal for any employer or employment agency to inquire about an applicant’s salary and benefits history (including by searching publicly available records and reports). The bill will also make it illegal for an employer to rely on salary history when determining the salary of an applicant.

What better time to get this legislation passed then during Women's History Month.

Sign on and urge your City Council member to be on the right side of history. #EqualpayNYC

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