Thread: Equal pay, but there’s no rush:
Equal pay, but there’s no rush:
Equal pay, but there’s no rush: court appeal by unions
As long as female employees can eventually achieve the same level of pay as men in comparable jobs, the fact that it takes them three times longer to get there does not create gender inequality, an Ontario court has ruled.
In its decision, the court found that the province’s Pay Equity Act requires only equality in ultimate outcomes for wage advancements, not in the time it took to achieve them.
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A comment from syg.com;
Constance Backhouse, a law professor at the University of Toronto, said the case highlights a wider problem of a nationwide gender wage gap not fixed despite legislation.“We have not achieved equality of pay despite these statutes being on the books for decades now. What’s happened? Why did we fail to make men and women equal in the workplace? We’re still rooted in a 19th-century thinking about women in the workplace. It’s shocking.”
From her Website:
Constance Backhouse holds the positions of Distinguished University Professor and University Research Chair at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She is internationally known for her feminist research and publications on sex discrimination and the legal history of gender and race in Canada. A legal scholar who uses a narrative style of writing, her most recent books and articles profile the fascinating ways in which women and racialized communities have struggled to obtain justice within the legal system.Your silence is important-Feminist's demand it