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    Name: Ed StaceyCountry: UK

    Why not have equal pay for men and women?

    One evening while I was at home with my family, my kids (I have 2 daughters and 1 son), asked me what I do for work. I told them that I work as an employment lawyer and one of the areas I focus on is pay equity and that I work with companies to help close the pay gap between men and women. As I continued explaining what the pay gap means, my oldest daughter who is 7 years old asked “Does this mean that when I grow up, I won’t get as much pocket money as my brother?” I didn’t know how to answer that question without bringing to light the realities that exist and answered “yes that’s a great example of what this means”. I will never forget the look of shock and disappointment on her face.

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    Why not have equal pay for men and women? by Ed Stacey