'You can't fight the facts': Sotomayor makes case for pay equality

    By: Kelsey Vuillemot on Feb 12, 2018

    Marcia Coyle writes, "Justice Sonia Sotomayor this week homed in on pay inequality as one of the country’s biggest issues, as lawsuits are underway challenging the gender pay gaps at major companies and the Trump administration defends its scuttling of an expanded federal pay data rule.

    In an appearance Wednesday at Brown University, Sotomayor was asked by a student what she considered the greatest challenges facing women.

    In November, the National Women’s Law Center and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement sued the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. They charged that government officials illegally blocked an Obama administration rule that would have required employers with 100 or more employees to report pay for their employees by race, gender and ethnicity.

    The data rule was eliminated without explanation or opportunity for public comment, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia."

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    Released: February 12, 2018, 8:12 am | Updated: February 12, 2018, 9:25 am
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