Equal Pay & COVID-19

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March 2020

         In the current climate of COVID-19 crisis, we are all the more aware that women workers continue to experience devastating gender and racial wage discrimation. Women are still more likely to be paid less than men, to live in poverty, and to be victims of sexual harassment or violence in the workplace. Women are more likely to earn a minimum wage, to be penalized for having a child, and to be disproportionately tasked with family care responsibilities, which can compromise a woman’s earning potential. 

         All these obstacles are all the more prevalent for women of color and immigrant women. Women workers need support now more than ever.

         March 31st is #EqualPayDay, and we invite you to take a moment with us to remember how far we’ve come, and how far we have yet to go in the pursuit of #EqualPay. 

         Join us today on Monday March 30th for PowHer’s Equal Pay Day WebinarLegal Momentum’s Senior Attorney for Economic Empowerment, Seher Khawaja, will discuss the drivers of gender inequality and New York’s successful legislative responses with other national and New York experts.
 
         Visit PowHerNY’s Equal Pay Day Toolkit
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        Learn more about Legal Momentum’s work toward achieving #EqualPay. 

          Please share!     To help women and all other workers and their families navigate challenges and financial hardships caused by the COVID-19, Legal Momentum has compiled and made available to all at NO COST Legal Rights and Economic Resources for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

          Please share!     SYMS | Legal Momentum Helpline remains available at NO COST to provide legal information and referrals on issues related to sex discrimination in the workplace, home, school and the courts. 

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          Thank you for your ongoing support - you make our work possible! Stay safe and stay healthy.

 

The Legal Momentum Legal Team