ACLU Statement on Federal Agency Decision to Stop Collecting Wage Data
WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will stop collecting pay data from the nation’s largest employers after it complies with a federal court order to obtain two years’ worth of such figures.
Vania Leveille, senior legislative counsel at the ACLU, had the following response:
“The entrenched race and gender wage gaps inflict incalculable harm on our nation’s workers and their families. Federal law enforcement agencies should be seeking more information about employers’ compensation structures, not less. Ending the collection of pay gap data represents an abdication of the EEOC’s mandate to ensure equality in the workplace, and we urge the commission to reverse this decision immediately.”
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