Lawyer Lauren van Arendonk @lvalawyer presents (via Christy Birmingham) a wonderful article about the important difference between ‘equal pay’ and ‘fair pay’ in the workplace. Please, read on…
Lauren is a litigation solicitor based in Sydney. She is passionate about advocating for women and worker’s rights. She runs a blog at http://lawyerlauren.com.
When she’s not arguing, writing or trying to stay awake in meetings, she cooks, surfs and tries to manage her comedy club and yoga addiction.
A protest event.
Pay gaps, sexism and gender inequality make up some of the hottest topics on the corporate playground at the moment. It’s generally agreed that the cards are stacked against women when it comes to pay. It’s generally agreed that society and organisational culture continues to slam the door in the face of the career progression for many women. However, we’re often so hung up contrasting salaries and bonuses with Mr Desk-Next-Door, that we rarely take the time to assess what equal pay even is, and whether that’s actually what we want.
I often hear women reeling about…
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