Despite gains, women’s pay still lags

Women’s median income in the United States is less than that of men, and Google is facing legal action because of it.

The U.S. Department of Labor has an ongoing investigation into alleged systemic compensation disparities by the tech company for paying female employees less than equally qualified male employees performing the same jobs.

But if Google is paying (and hiring) women less, it is not alone. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) found, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, that the gap between the median yearly income of men and women was 20 percent nationally in 2015.

This is called the pay gap.

Read the full article in the April 27 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

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