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Therapist Laura Mui had the same educational background as her male colleague at a nonprofit mental health provider, more experience and a job with more responsibilities — yet she was paid about $5,000 a year less.
The nation’s persistent wage gap — women take home about 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man, according to the White House — has garnered a lot of attention recently, but finding fixes is not easy, in large part because it’s hard for employees to find out how much their colleagues are being paid.
The reports would include information about workers’ sex and race, and if they raise concerns about wage discrimination, the Human Rights Commission could investigate.
Wage discrimination, Bellasalma said, has so many layers, including the subconscious biases both men and women don’t even realize they have, and the fact that professions dominated by women, like nursing, tend to pay less than those populated by men, such as computer programming.
The group will look at what kind of data collection system can best identify wage discrimination but also be least burdensome for businesses.
Once the data is collected, the Human Rights Commission will be charged with investigating potential cases of discrimination; if it determines that an employer has broken equal-pay laws, the commission can recommend financial penalties or the termination of the contract with the city.