Golden Gate University Law Review


Jolie Lipsig


This Comment will briefly trace the history of job segregation from colonial America to the present, and explore the relationship between the Equal Pay Act and Title VII in light of the controversial Bennett Amendment. The interpretation of this Amendment, which limits the effect of the Equal Pay Act on Title VII, has lead to arguments both for and against adoption of a comparable worth standard by the courts. A comparison of opinions of the various courts concerning the amendment will follow, focusing on the emerging theory of equal pay for comparable worth. A discussion of different job evaluation techniques and suggestions on how to use these evaluations as proof of discrimination is included.