Ban on employers asking for wage history proposed

On Tuesday, legislators will mark Equal Pay Day and announce a measure that bars employers from asking prospective employees their wage history.

The announcement will be held in Legislative Hall.

On hand will be:

  • Rep. Valerie Longhurst, D-Delaware City.
  • Rep. Stephanie T. Bolden, D-Wilmington.
  • Sen. Margaret Rose Henry, D-Wilmington.
  • Sen. Nicole Poore
  • Penny Deiner, American Association of University Women President
  • Lennie DeSantis Smith, AAUW member, sharing personal wage gap story.

The pay gap between women and men has been reduced, but has persisted over the years.

According to a recent report, women are paid 89 cents to every dollar paid to a male. The wage gap is greater for women of color.

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