Brazil’s Senate Approves Bill For Equal Wages

Senator Coelho says the average wage gap between men and women reaches 23 percent in micro and small enterprises, and 44.5 percent in medium and large enterprises.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Senate approved a bill on Wednesday that would impose a fine on companies and employers that do not pay equal wages to men and women.

"The wage difference between men and women violates the principle of isonomy enshrined in our Constitution and current legislation," said Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho, who introduced the bill in Senate.

"Despite the numerous gender equality policies promoted . . .

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