In 2016, it was revealed that major television stars Robin Wright (House of Cards) and Emmy Rossum (Shameless) earned less than male counterparts for roles that were equally popular among viewers. It is a distressing reminder that in this day and age, women continue to be robbed of well-deserved pay for equal work. From Hollywood TV sets to the desks of graphic designers, pay discrimination based on sex is still prevalent in society.
Although it is illegal to pay two employees different wages for the same work (while assuming relevant factors are equivalent, such as employee availability, dedication, education, and skill) it is a disturbing fact that the gender pay gap continues to thrive. If you believe that you may make less than male counterparts for equal work, there are a few steps you can take to build a case.