Labor Discrimination - Equal Pay Act - Law and Reality Research Paper by Nicky

The paper examines law and regulations relating to labor discrimination, the Equal Pay Act and the reality of labor discrimination in today's workforce.
# 145577 | 6,020 words | 20 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 16, 2010 in Business (Law) , Business (Human Resources) , Labor Studies (General)

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This study takes a detailed look at the laws and regulations pertaining to labor discrimination, the Equal Pay Act and how labor discrimination is a function of todays labor market. The paper also
examines the reality of gender discrimination in today's world and work force. The paper examines the laws and policy related matters as well as the theoretical positions of researchers and research findings in this area of study.

Definition of Labor Market Discrimination
Background to the Study
Examination of Equal Pay
Sex Discrimination Act
Gender Equality and the Role Of Law
Theoretical Perspectives Examined
Comparable Worth
Examination of the Theorists

From the Paper:

"On January 9, 2009 it was reported by Jim Abrams in the work entitled: "House Approves Bill to Fight Wage Discrimination" that the "House Democrats...energized by the prospects of a pro-labor president...marked the first week of the new pushing through two bills to help workers, particularly women, who are victims of discrimination." Abrams relates that this act would effectively reverse the 2007 Supreme Court decision concerning the allotted time in which a worker is allowed to file a wage discrimination previously limited to 180 days of the "first decision to pay that worker less, even if the person was unaware of the pay disparity." (2009)
"The previous decision arose from a case in which Lilly Ledbetter, a supervisor at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant located in Gadsden Alabama sued the company over pay discrimination "when she learned, shortly before retiring after a 19-year career there, that she earned less than any male supervisor. A jury ruled in her favor, but the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, threw out her complaint, saying she had failed to sue within the 180-day deadline after a discriminatory pay decision was made." (Abrams, 2009)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abrams, Jim (2009) House Approves Bill to Fight Wage Discrimination. Yahoo News. 9 Jan 2009. Online available at:
  • Barko, N. (2000. June 19). The Other Gender Gap. (Online) Available
  • Bland, T. S. (1999, July). Equal Pay Enforcement Heats Up. HR Magazine, p. 138-145.
  • Bland, T. S., Nail, T.N., Knox, D. P. (2000, May). OFCCP, White House push comparable worth. HR News, p. 22-24.
  • Brady, T. (1998, March). How equal is equal pay? Management Review, p. 59.

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