Assemblywoman Joann Downey and Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling have authored a bill (A-3480) that would help end race- and gender-based wage discrimination by prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant's salary history or offering a salary based on what an applicant was making in a previous job. The bill also increases transparency in the workplace by preventing employers from taking punitive action against employees who discuss their salary with co-workers.
In 2017, potential employees should be judged solely on their merits, and women who were subjected to unfair pay in a previous position should not be subjected to the cycle of wage discrimination that can lead to hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost wages over a lifetime.
This bill now sits on Governor Christie's desk. Sign to send a message and urge the Governor to sign this bill into law.