Man A works 3 years and Woman A works for 3 years. Woman A goes on pregnancy leave for 1 month (assuming she leaves work at around 8 months in her pregnancy). Do you think Woman A and Man A are exactly equal at that point?
I agree that women shouldn't be hired at LOWER pay ASSUMING they might get pregnant, but once the pregnancy happens then their time at actual work SHOULD be taken into consideration.
At the same time I will concede that some jobs offer teleworker capabilities which in that case a woman and a man are no different regardless of pregnancy.
So how does this bill give people more ability to sue, if pay practices are not discriminatory?
Paying people who perform (the same job) differently is not discriminatory but disallowing an employer to keep individual pay, performance or attendance records private is. If the only information required to be made public is salary then that would encourage lawsuits. Sometimes personnel matters are, in fact, personal. Forcing employers to disclose individual employee pay information but not the basis for it does, indeed, invite more lawsuits.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Any bill with the name fairness in it is a circle jerk. Fairness is subjective. If you take working men and women as a whole and try to say men make more and that's unfair, it's in reality nonsense. Men work in the most dangerous occupations, ones that are physical like coal mining, lumberjacking and oil drilling. Their mortality is much higher than women in the workplace. Where women and men work in jobs that aren't affected by gender like sales, clerical, administrative and management equal pay is just common sense because businesses strive to find the best employees regardless of gender.
This is a false issue in an election year brought forth by an administration that pays men more than women in similar positions. The administration is using statistics that don't accurately reflect workplace conditions. It's a tactic that this administration is using to take the voters eye off the ball when the real issue is the harm Obamacare is doing to the economy and lives of citizens who live in it.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler