Kim Reynolds on Jobs
Voting NAY on ending gender identity wage discrimination
Excerpts from Iowa legislative summary : An Act providing that wage discrimination is an unfair employment practice under the Iowa civil rights Act [for these new additional definitions of discrimination]:
- Wage discrimination
includes discriminating against any employee because of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, or disability.
- Such wage discrimination unjustly discriminates against the person receiving the
lesser rate; and leads to low employee morale, high turnover, and frequent labor unrest.
- It is the policy of this state to correct and, as rapidly as possible, to eliminate, such discriminatory wage practices.
- An employer paying discriminatory
wages shall not remedy the violation by reducing the wage rate of other employees.
Legislative outcome: Passed Senate, 32-18, Feb. 16, 2009; Sen. Kim Reynolds voted NAY; Passed House, March 18; signed by Governor, April 28
Source: Iowa legislative voting records for SF.137
, Feb 16, 2009
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