Eberstein & Witherite employment lawyers discuss a recent campaign launched by comedian Sarah Silverman aimed at closing the wage gap.
The reported unequal distribution of pay between men and women in the United States has long been a hot topic for debate. According to statistics from The American Association of University Women (AAUW), last year women were paid 78 percent of what their male counterparts earned for full-time, year round employment. The pay gap is stated to be worse for women of color, which also brings race issues into play in certain circumstances.
Recently, comedian Sarah Silverman launched a campaign to bring awareness to the issue.
Source: CNN Money Report “Sarah Silverman launches campaign to close the wage gap”
“Women are being cheated out of trillions of dollars over the course of their careers, and comedian Sarah Silverman thinks it’s time society paid up.
To read further, visit http://finance.yahoo.com/news/sarah-silverman-launches-campaign-close-111000335.html;_ylt=AwrBT9MbXjdUkNwAuxdXNyoA.
The comedian made a PSA-style video produced with the assistance of the National Women’s Law Center, in which she pretended to make preparations for gender reassignment surgery in order to earn a higher pay. The video is part of the Equal Payback Project.
Source: USA TODAY Report “Sarah Silverman’s idea to close the gender pay gap: Crowdfunding”
“Writer and comedian Sarah Silverman has an interesting idea on how to close the gender pay gap: crowdfunding…. The video, produced with the help of the National Women’s Law Center, is part of the Equal Payback Project and contains mature content. Published on YouTube on Oct. 8, it has 393,233 page views to date.
To read more, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/10/09/sarah-silverman-equal-pay/16972325/.
According to the Texas based employment attorneys of the Eberstein & Witherite law firm, although Silverman’s antics are meant to garner a laugh in addition to raise awareness, the issue at hand is a very serious and important one to discuss. The statistics showing the wage gap illustrate the outcome of prejudices in employment that can lead to significant disparities long-term. At the current rate, the gender pay gap is stated to not be expected to close until 2109.
Eberstein & Witherite employment lawyers say that such disparities in the workplace can be fueled by discrimination. A number of women suffer discrimination in employment based on their gender, and require professional help with understanding what they can do when faced with related challenges. Whether not being promoted, not receiving equal pay, or being subjected to certain types of harassment solely based on their gender, victims of this type of workplace discrimination can speak with an attorney about their legal rights.
Women who have suffered discrimination in employment in Texas, and would like to discuss their options with an attorney can contact the Eberstein & Witherite law firm and request a free, confidential consultation today.
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