Today is Equal Pay Day. Yes, we have laws to level the playing field between what men and women earn in the workplace. No, it is not always working. So, it is still an issue for all of us — men and women alike.
This is not just a woman’s issue. It also is an issue for the sons and husbands of working women, who would benefit from equal pay in the workplace. For every family where the mother/spouse is a breadwinner, it is a big issue. Still.
What does it mean for women lawyers? Here is a statistic to remember. Current figures show that women partners in law firms make 60% of the salary of male partners. 60%. Not the 78% you see reported for all women in the workplace. It is time that we got to the bottom of that.
Pass it on. It is important.