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Equal Pay – Core of Gender Equality

Priyanshi Singhal
5th Year, B.Com. LLB (Corp. Hons.)
Institute of law Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Gujarat, India
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Udit Rao
5th Year, B.Com. LLB (Corp. Hons.)
Institute of law Nirma University, Ahmedabad
Gujarat, India

Volume II – Issue IV, 2019

The right, which is now turned into an issue, to equivalent pay for equal work amongst men and women is subject of major distress to any economy concern globally and also at an individual level. Long perceived stereotype that women are physically weaker than men is yet persisting in Indian society and thereby regardless of criminalising the discriminatory practice, the mentality of paying less to women for the same work poses a huge economic hurdle. Only after modernization, women though in relatively small number have transpired from the era where they articulated and prepared to agree on lower pay for same employment as that of men. The persistent discrimination is not only limited to backward or developing nations, but they exist in most economically and socially developed nations who have marked a notable progress internationally.

 

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