Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: Prior Salary Does Not Justify Gender Pay Gap

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Elana Goodman joins with other protesters to ask that woman be given the chance to have equal pay as their male co-workers on March 14, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A unanimous 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday that basing pay differences on prior salaries is discriminatory under the federal Equal Pay Act. The decision will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In this segment, we'll take up the issues surrounding the gender pay gap and we'd like to hear from you: what steps have you or your company taken to ensure equal pay between men and women?

Jessica Stender, senior counsel on workplace justice and public policy, Equal Rights Advocates

Laura Kray, Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership and director of the Women's Executive Leadership Program, Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley