We have previously written about the Women’s Economic Security Act, passed earlier this year by Minnesota legislators and signed into law by Gov. Dayton. The legislation seeks to address issues of gender discrimination in the workplace, including the gender-based wage gap.
Some critics of the WESA have argued that the law is simply not needed. Minnesota’s job and labor markets are friendly to women and discrimination is not really an issue, they say. However, a recent lawsuit settled with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suggests otherwise.