A 1094: Amends the “Law Against Discrimination,” to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for women

A 1094

Amends the “Law Against Discrimination,” to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for women

NJEA supports A-1094 (Downey, Lampitt, Schaer, Houghtaling, Benson, Muoio, DeAngelo), which amends the “Law Against Discrimination” to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for women.  This bill prohibits any employer from:

  • screening a job applicant based on the applicant’s wage or salary history;
  • inquiring about the salary history of a job applicant, including, but not limited to, the applicant’s compensation and benefits; and
  • taking reprisals against any employee for disclosing to any other employee or former employee information regarding the job title, occupational category, rate of compensation, the gender, race, ethnicity, military status, or national origin of the employee or any other employee or former employee of the employer.

NJEA supports efforts to level the playing field for women in the workplace.  For far too long, employers used salary history to keep wages down among women.  Employers also threaten to fire employees if they share salary information, thus depriving women of asking their male counterparts what they earn.

This bill is common sense and will go a long way to helping women level the playing field at the workplace.

NJEA urges you to vote “yes” on A-1094.

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