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Why the Fair Pay Act Isn’t Enough

Pay discrimination is only a part of the problem.

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  • Ann O’Leary

The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which provides women and minorities with critical tools to challenge discriminatory pay practices. In overturning a misguided Supreme Court opinion limiting pay equity suits, the act marks an important step forward but, by itself, it is unlikely to close the wage gap between men and women. Why? Because pay discrimination is only a part of the problem.

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Ann O’Leary

Senior Fellow

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