Comparable Worth

TitleComparable Worth
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsLadenson, R
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractIn October of 1999 the government of Canada agreed to pay 2.3 billion dollars to 230,000 federal workers, both current and retired, in the form of back pay to conform with the principle of "equal pay for work of equal value" embodied in Canada's Human Rights Act. Defenders of the Canadian government's settlement view it as needed to rectify the discriminatory impact upon female workers of the Canadian Government's employment compensation policies over many years. Critics protest that the settlement will increase taxes in Canada.
NotesCase from the Fifth Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2000.
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