Fighting for Women's Equality

The Recorder: Prior Salary Can’t Justify Paying Women Less, Ninth Circuit Is Told

December 12, 2017 | by

The Recorder covered the equal pay case of Aileen Rizo, which was brought before the en banc U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, touching on ERA Senior Staff Attorney Jessica Stender’s oral amicus argument.

Stender argued it was inherently sex-based to rely on prior salary without any other factor to justify unequal pay for equal work. She added a caveat when questioned where she said employers can use the information of prior salary to entice a job applicant with a significant pay raise.

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