This New Law Is Good News For Career Girls Everywhere



We’ve seen our fair share of strange interview questions. When I’m conducting an interview I try to stick to typical questions, although I’m trying to mix things up a bit and throw in a couple of fun questions about favorite TV shows etc.

One question I’ve never been asked, but is apparently typical before making you a job offer, is about your salary history. And it’s been banned in Massachusetts.

The reasons why are amazing. On average a woman makes 79 cents for every man’s dollar. So when you’re asked about your salary history, you are obviously going to be making less than a male colleague and your new company will probably pay the same. Massachusetts just passed a law that requires employers to pay men and women equally, which makes this interview question even worse. Because by asking this question they can still pay you what you were earning before (less!).

But, why arent other states following through with similar laws? It’s 2016, and we are still facing massive inequalities in the work place, from dress codes to pay. Even Beyoncé weighed in on this, writing in an essay: “Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes.”

“But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change.”


What do you think of this new law? Is your state/country making progress with equality?


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