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The Growing Danger in Using Prior Income to Perpetuate Wage Distinctions

The Growing Danger in Using Prior Income to Perpetuate Wage Distinctions

  Many of us have been in a job interview on one side of the table or the other during which this very common question is asked - “what are you currently making?”  There is now, however, a growing movement questioning the legitimacy of inquiries regarding an applicant’s prior wages for the purpose of setting her rate of pay if she is hired. This includes an expanding body of judicial opinion holding that asking an applicant about her prior wages to set the amount of her pay once hired violates federal and state laws respecting equal pay.

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