Fighting for Women's Equality

SF to prohibit employers from asking for salary history to close gender wage gap

June 8, 2017 | by

Legal Director Jennifer Reisch spoke with the San Francisco Examiner about a city ordinance that would ban employers from asking about prior salary. 

Jennifer Reisch, the legal director of Equal Rights Advocates, a nonprofit advocating for women’s equality, said that the wage gap “is undermining the economic security of women and families.”

She added that an employer’s reliance on salary histories only ensures that the “historical patterns of gender bias and discrimination repeat themselves.”

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