Today we Michiganders live in a world where women are equally involved in professions that were traditionally thought to be male dominated. Though more and more women have joined the workforce in Detroit, they still earn significantly less than their male counterparts. This disparity is more pronounced for women who are disabled or belong to an ethnic minority.
According to the Equal Pay Act, all employers must pay similar wages to both men and women who perform similar tasks at the workplace. Equal pay, in this context, refers to all wages and benefits including salary, overtime, bonus, insurance, stock options and other entitlements.
Detroit, Michigan, employees want to be treated equally in the workplace. However, unfair work situations do exist. Sometimes, this workplace discrimination may not be outwardly noticeable, but the person suffers unequal treatment nonetheless. Discrimination takes many forms, but it can affect wages, promotion and, in some cases, employment. Various Michigan and federal laws make discrimination illegal. One such law is the Equal Pay Act.