Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he will sign legislation into law that prohibits employers from asking applicants about their salary history.
The Democrat says the bill, which cleared the Senate on a 35-1 vote Friday night, echoes the intent of legislation he proposed earlier this year to help combat pay discrimination.
Malloy says the pay inequity many Connecticut women experience, especially racial minorities, is perpetuated by the practice of “asking for salary history during the hiring process” and affects women throughout their careers.
The bill, which previously passed the House of Representatives, has been dubbed the “pay equity” bill this session.
Democratic Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney of New Haven says Connecticut women earn 83 cents to every dollar their male counterparts earn, creating an annual $11,000 wage gap.
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