Discrimination in Labor and Employment (Watch)

Discrimination in Labor and Employment (Watch)

HB 393 (Berman) and SB 594 (Stewart) prohibits an employer from providing less than favorable employment opportunities to an employee based on their sex. The bills also prohibit an employer paying an employee less than the employer pays another employee of the opposite sex with substantially the same job except when the employer can demonstrate the wage differential is based on specific factors. The bills provide for civil penalties for violations of this provision. Additionally, employers are prohibited from taking certain employment actions against employees and engaging in certain activities relating to employee wages and benefits. (Hughes)