Is it legal if I am a female who holds the same title/position as manager for a small business alongside a male and he makes 16 per hour but I make 12 per hour?

Asked on May 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Indiana


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Wage discrimination in this country based upon differences in gender is illegal per se with respect to the question that you have written. However, just because a male holding the same title and position as a manager makes more per hour than a female with the same title and position does not demonstrate gender discrimination by the small business owner.

Possibly the male has been on the job longer or has more experience than the female worker holding the same position.

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