2009 Senate Bill 489

Increase wage sex discrimination penalty

Introduced in the Senate

April 29, 2009

Introduced by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D-23)

To authorize penalties of between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the number of employees for an employer who pays different wages to men and women who are “similarly employed.” The bill also removes from the law a provision stating that, "No female shall be assigned any task disproportionate to her strength, nor shall she be employed in any place detrimental to her morals, her health or her potential capacity for motherhood".

Referred to the Committee on Commerce and Tourism