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Federal appeals court rules companies can legally pay women less than men for same work

Federal appeals court rules companies can legally pay women less than men for same work Federal appeals court rules companies can legally pay women less than men for same work
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Companies can legally pay women less than men for the same work, according to a federal appeals court.

The ruling cites differences in the employees' previous salaries.

The decision overturns a lower-court ruling saying pay differences based exclusively on prior salaries were discriminatory.

The panel decided companies can use previous salary information as long as they had a business policy justifying it.

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