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Prior salary is Equal Pay affirmative defense (access required)

An employer defending an Equal Pay Act claim can point to prior salary as a factor other than sex that explains the pay differential between the employee and their alleged comparators. Background The four named plaintiffs and the defendant, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, or DEQ, have filed cross-motions for partial summary judgment addressing a single ...