Monday, April 1, 2019

One Colorado: Support SB19-085: It's Time for Equal Pay for Equal Work!

By Sarah Clark, Organizing Manager, One Colorado 
Your elected officials will soon be considering SB19-085,  a crucial piece of legislation aimed at addressing the pay gap in Colorado.  We know that pay equity is a real and persistent problem for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families and it's time to level the playing field.  It's time to let your elected officials know that you support equal pay for equal work. 
Based on data collected in our 2016 needs assessment,  transgender Coloradans, cisgender women, and LGBTQ people of color make less money on average compared to heterosexual, cisgender white men.

SB19-085 works to address pay inequity by prohibiting employers from doing the following:

⇒ Seeking the wage rate history of a prospective employee
⇒ Relying on a prior wage rate to determine a wage rate
⇒ Discriminating or retaliating against a prospective an employee for failing to disclose the employee's wage rate history
⇒ Discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions by an employee asserting the rights established by the bill against an employer
This bill is likely to be heard in the state senate this week before it moves to the state house. 
Thank you for your continued support and dedication to keep Colorado moving in the right direction.

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