Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama's Unrealistic Promise of Equal Pay

The Obama solution to the pay discrepancy between men and women is lawsuits. His argument that the Supreme Court should not have made it more difficult to sue their employer is fair. However, the idea that there are many women in the position to sue their employer shows a lack of understanding of the real world. First problem, most people need their jobs. Suing an employer will result in a lost job. Even if legislation protects against firings based on litigation, there is reality that is being overlooked. Employers may give another cause for the dismissal, or that job may simply become unbearable. This leaves these sort of lawsuits for only a select few who can afford to be with out a job, and have the time to be tied up with legal matters.

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