National Equal Pay Day

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Hey there, equal pay warriors! Get ready to celebrate National Equal Pay Day, a day dedicated to closing the wage gap and ensuring fair compensation for all. It's time to put on our superhero capes and fight for paycheck justice!

When is Equal Pay Day?

It's national equal pay day on the 14th April.

The Internet History of National Equal Pay Day

It all started on the 14th of April 2015, when National Equal Pay Day burst into the scene with a loud roar! This day aims to raise awareness about the gender wage gap and the need for equal pay for equal work. Since then, people all around the web have been using their virtual megaphones to spread the word and drive change.

Whether it's through thought-provoking blog posts, powerful infographics, or inspiring social media campaigns, the online community has taken up the fight for pay equality with passion and determination. Each year, on National Equal Pay Day, the internet erupts with a flurry of conversations, statistics, and calls to action.

From sharing personal stories of wage inequality to organizing virtual events and webinars, people from all walks of life come together to demand an end to the wage disparity. Websites, news outlets, and social media platforms buzz with articles, videos, and memes, making sure that every corner of the internet is brimming with discussions on equal pay.

Through the power of the internet, National Equal Pay Day has not only become a rallying point for activists and advocates, but it has also created a platform for individuals to share their own experiences and support one another. Every year, the online community grows stronger, more united, and more determined to bridge the pay gap once and for all.

Did You Know?

Did you know that on April 14, 2015, the internet had a field day with National Equal Pay Day? Memes, tweets, and online campaigns flooded the virtual world, raising awareness and sparking conversations about wage inequality. The hashtag #EqualPayDay trended like crazy, proving that the internet knows how to make some noise when it comes to fighting for justice!

History behind the term 'Equal Pay'


Equal Pay Act of 1963

In 1963, the United States passed the Equal Pay Act, which aimed to eliminate gender-based wage discrimination. The act required employers to provide equal pay for equal work, regardless of the employee's sex. This marked a significant milestone in the ongoing pursuit of gender equality in the workplace.


Title VII Amendment of 1972

In 1972, the United States enacted an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibiting wage discrimination based on gender. This amendment further strengthened the legal framework for equal pay and increased protection against wage disparities between men and women.


United Kingdom's Sex Discrimination Act

In 1981, the United Kingdom introduced the Sex Discrimination Act, which included provisions for equal pay. This act made it unlawful to pay women less than men for the same job. It aimed to address the gender pay gap and ensure fair compensation for individuals, regardless of their gender.


Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

In 2009, the United States enacted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named after a woman who experienced wage discrimination. This act expanded the statute of limitations for filing pay discrimination claims, allowing individuals more time to challenge unequal pay practices. The act acknowledged the need for robust legal protections to combat persistent wage disparities.


Gender Pay Gap Reporting

In 2018, several countries, including the United Kingdom, introduced mandatory gender pay gap reporting. This required certain employers to publish and disclose data relating to the pay gap between male and female employees. The aim was to increase transparency and promote awareness of pay disparities, pushing organizations to take proactive steps towards achieving equal pay.

Did you know?

Did you know that the hashtag #EqualPayDay trended like crazy on April 14, 2015, when the online community rallied together to raise awareness about wage inequality?


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6th April 2015

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14th April 2015

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