A federal court has sided with Aileen Rizo, who filed suit after realizing her male counterparts were being paid more. The ruling overrules a previous interpretation of the 1963 Equal Pay Act. Rizo is seen here with her daughters in a photo she provided to the AP in 2017.
Radio and television presenter John Humphrys outside BBC Broadcasting Housein 2006. Humphrys is one of four male hosts that the network says will receive a salary cut after revelations of a gender pay inequity at the network.
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The pay equity law was passed — perhaps not coincidentally — a year after female candidates won nearly half the seats in Iceland's parliament, which is housed in the Althingishus in Reykjavík.
President Obama speaks about the gap in pay between men and women on Friday, as he introduced a new proposal that would require large companies to disclose data about employee pay by race, gender and ethnicity.
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From left: Nicholas Thomas, Rob Cooze and Mike Betson were among 18 men who won a pay discrimination claim against the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David.
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A crowd lines up in Atlanta for a recent women's forum on pay equity and other issues featuring Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.