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Big Red's big pay gap: $13,000 gulf between male and female Oracle staffers – reports

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Part of the problem with this is that there is a general confusion between Gender Pay Gap and Equal Pay and this is an article about the latter really. The there has been legislation for some time stating it that people should be paid equally for doing the same job resulting in a number of court cases where (usually) women have been awarded quite substantial amounts of back pay. The gender pay gap is different though and it is not a legal thing but an indication of the proportional gender of the workforce is paid more or less than the other on average. This won't normally be addresses by legislation but by companies operating a culture where people of all genders feel able to and have the skills to do any job.

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