Israel High Court: Onus on employers to explain lower pay for women

19.05.2012                      27.Ijar. 5772                    Behar-Beschukotai; Tag 42 des Omer

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Israel High Court: Onus on employers to explain lower pay for women

The fact a woman asks for lower wage than male colleague does not justify significant difference in pay, court rules; ruling could also affect other cases of discrimination.

Dramatically strengthening women's workplace rights, a High Court of Justice ruling released on Thursday gave Israeli women more power to sue employers who paid them less than their male colleagues.
Three justices, headed by former Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch, ruled that employers who pay female employees a significantly lower salary than their male counterparts will bear the burden of proof in case they are accused of discrimination….