Sen. Brown reintroduces legislation to end pay discrimination

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKEF/WRGT) - Today is Equal Pay Day and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is reintroducing legislature that would end pay discrimination based on gender.

The Paycheck Fairness Act would close a loophole that allows women to be paid less than men, according to Brown's office. Brown says in Ohio, women earn 75 percent of what men earn. Nationwide, Brown's office says women earn 80 percent of what men make. “We cannot allow Ohio women to be cheated out of wages they’ve earned,” said Brown. “It hurts working families and our economy when women earn less than men for the same job.”

Senator Brown says the Paycheck Fairness Act would help women fight wage discrimination by not allowing employers to retaliate against workers who talk about salaries with their co-workers. The bill would also make gender-based discrimination equal to other forms of wage discrimination.

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