Valuing the Employee
The Paycheck Fairness Act can aid an organization in laying the foundation to value employees equally and add a level of transparency without retaliation.
The vantage point of paying everyone equally, regardless of race, gender, religious and/or sexual preference may seem as an obvious option as we are all created equal. The vantage point of paying a person what they are worth, what type of experience they may bring to the table, or what value they could potentially add also provides a sensible solution to paycheck discrepancies. Bridging the gap between understanding what value a person can provide and valuing the person is the debate which is quite emotional and full of …show more content…
To the contrary, to stall this act is likened to stalling the fair financial future of any individual slighted based on gender. For example, a woman making less than a man simply because they are a woman indicates to future generations their education and talent is not valued as equal or much. Additionally, based on pure data there would be less money to pump back into the economy based on the diminished purchasing power.
An added bonus to the PFA is it shall authorize the Secretary to make grants to eligible entities for negotiation skills training programs for girls and women. (Library of Congress, 2012) Not only will this act allow women to take the reins and better equip themselves as their own best advocate, it will allow women the provide more stability and security for their families that does not come in the form of green paper.
The Paycheck Fairness Act is not meant to take the form of a looming supervisor, ready to say “Gotcha!” and then penalize organizations that cannot nor will not provide a reasonable explanation as to why a man was compensated more than a woman for the same work. It is to close the loopholes left open from the previous legislations, such as the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which is allows the statute of limitations to begin to run anew