Since Obama took office, 766,000 women have lost their jobs and are no longer in the workforce. Rather than focusing on jobs to put these women back to work, Obama is pushing his Paycheck Fairness Act. Even though there are already remedies for women regarding discrimination in pay, Obama and Democrats have decided that they need to clinch the ‘women’ vote so have brought an unnecessary bill into the limelight. If anything, the Paycheck Act will hurt women more. It opens up businesses for frivolous lawsuits and will make businesses think twice before hiring women.
Under the Equal Pay Act, women can bring charges against their employers if they feel they have been discriminated against in their pay due to gender. In 2008 .html there were only 954 cases of gender pay discrimination brought to the Equal Employment Opportunity Center – of those cases 56% were found to have “No Reasonable Cause” – in other words – the EEOC could not find evidence to back up the woman’s claims. Only 7.9% of the cases were found to have “Reasonable Cause”, in which case the EEOC will fight to remedy the situation for the complainant. Of the millions of women who are in the workforce a very miniscule number have actually filed complaints against their employers. Not because they can’t file the complaints but because they do not feel they are getting discriminated against in their pay.