Running Head: THE EQUAL PAY ACT OF 19631The Equal Pay Act of 1963NameInstitutional AffiliationDateTHE EQUAL PAY ACT OF 19632The Equal Pay Act of 1963The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prevents pay discrimination based on sex and advocatesfor both men and women to be paid on equal terms for work performed in any establishment. TheEPA was assented into law in 1963 by John F. Kennedy as an amendment to the Fair LaborStandards Act of 1938. The Act was enforced and administered by the EEOC (U.S. EqualEmployment Opportunity Commission).The bill is among the first legislation in the history of America that were intended to reducegender-based pay discrimination around the workplace. The Act also enables all individuals tofile claims for pay discrimination as provided for by Title VII in the Civil Rights Act. Employersare prevented by the law from any acts of retaliation against their workers for taking action againstpractices that are regarded as discriminatory around the workplace (Hegewisch & Hartmann,2014). The law allows for the enactment of different pay policies in the assessment of peoplearound the workplace, based on various criteria such as levels of product ...
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