What He and She Makes
According to a survey by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 19 percent of employees’ workplaces formally prohibit discussing wages and salaries. 31 percent said it’s discouraged. That survey’s analysis pointed out that the wage gap in the federal government tends to be narrower than the private sector’s. Higher earners in the private sector sit atop a much higher range and tend to be mostly men. Often, you have to get to litigation to even find out about discriminatory pay. “Women will come to us articulating pregnancy or promotion discrimination claims, disparate treatment, hostile work environment – anything but pay discrimination,” Katherine Kimpel, a lead attorney on the case, says.