Equal Pay for Equal Work: Carrying On Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg served on the United State Supreme Court as an Associate Justice for 27 years, and thirteen years before on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Even before her years as a judge, Ginsburg was a trailblazing advocate for equal rights for women.

When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a young lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), she co-founded the Women’s Rights Project. Ginsburg oversaw hundreds of gender discrimination cases. Many of these cases championed women’s financial rights, including the right to equal pay. The victories of the Ginsburg-led Women’s Rights Project led to significant advances in financial equality for women.

Notwithstanding these achievements, there is still work to be done. Issues like the gender wage gap still persist. The average woman in the U.S. earned 81.6 cents to every dollar men earned in 2018, and that gap widens for women of color. Congress enacted the Equal Pay Act (EPA), part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to ensure that women are paid the same money for the same work. Yet discrepancies still persist.

Upon Ginsburg’s passing, SLG is committed to carrying the torch forward. Every American worker – indeed, every person in this country — has benefitted from Justice Ginsburg’s work to ensure equality for all.

If you believe that you – or a woman you know – is being paid less money for the same work performed by a male co-worker, contact The Shavitz Law Group about your equal rights, at [email protected] or at 800-616-4000. We would be happy to assist you in a free consultation to discuss your concerns.


Gregg Shavitz, Shavitz Law Group, 951 Yamato Rd Ste 285, Boca Raton, FL and 800 3rd Ave, Suite 2800, New York, NY. Lawyers licensed in states including FL, NY, NJ, and TX. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on advertisements alone.
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