Wage Discrimination Law and Legal Definition
Wage discrimination is the discrimination shown in the payment of wages towards minority groups. The targets of wage discrimination are black men and women, and white women. They are faced with decreased wage earning for the same job with the same performance levels and responsibilities as white males. Wage discrimination is shown towards individuals with equivalent educational background and qualifications.
Most wage discrimination tends to occur in lower-paying positions and involves minorities who are not empowered to file a discrimination lawsuit or complain.