I recall in years past discussing in my college classes that women usually earned less money than males in most countries of the world, including the United States of America. The Employment Court in New Zealand ruled in favor of a female employee who worked with the elderly who required care takers in order to get through the day. The court noted that Terranova Homess And Care Ltd. could not prove that pay for women was the same as pay for men. Evidence indicated that male employees-doing the same work as female– were paid about 20% more money. Naturally, the company is concerned at this decision because they will earn less in profits. Think about the implication. Senior citizens who invest in this company will receive lower dividends, they will have less money, and they may wind up in poverty.
Oh, what about senior executives. They will have to live on less than a million dollars a year!!