SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to promote women’s equality, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is co-sponsoring legislation to prevent salary discrimination and help ensure equal pay for women in Illinois.
“Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and legislators need to work together to help address the inequalities that women may face in the workplace,” Slaughter said. “This legislation will help close the wage gap between men and women and bring us one step closer to women’s equality.”
The Slaughter-backed House Bill 834 would prohibit employers from requiring applicants to disclose their salary history in job applications and interviews. Slaughter supported similar legislation in 2018, but the measure was vetoed by former Gov. Bruce Rauner.
“I am committed to standing with women and demanding equal pay for all,” Slaughter said. “I am confident that this legislation will help prevent salary discrimination, and I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure women’s equality.”