The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits employment discrimination based on sex. Employers are required to pay equal wages to men and women in the same establishment performing the same work under similar conditions. Employers who provide fringe benefits to employees must provide equal benefits to both men and women. It unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to terminate any individual because of the individual's gender. It is also unlawful to discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, opportunities, status or privileges of employment because of gender. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits job discrimination against women who are pregnant.
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