ABA Passes Pay Equity Resolution

The ABA has had a policy since 1972 that addresses gender inequalities. Despite almost 40 years of efforts, inequalities continue to exist and solutions are regularly proposed and debated to help resolve ongoing issues. At the ABA annual meeting in San Francisco last month, two resolutions passed that provide employers with suggestions and best practices to ensure fair compensation and seek stronger repercussion for discrimination. Employers are urged to implement practices to close the gender pay gap, promote diversity in leadership roles, and eliminate bias. Additionally, the Civil Rights and Social Justice Section is encouraging legislation that will provide stronger remedies and protections for those that experience discrimination based on sex, race, ethnicity, and for employees with disabilities. For more information from the ABA, click here.