Gender pay gap brought to light

Gender pay gap brought to light

According to this article by Felicity Nelson published in Lawyers Weekly on 26 October 2015, a new report by the Law Society of South Australia has revealed that female lawyers earn substantially less than male lawyers with the same level of experience. The Practising Certificate Survey 2014-15, released on 22 October, indicates a $20,000 annual income gap between the 343 female and male respondents. This gap is partly attributable to the fact that more female lawyers worked part-time: 41 per cent of female respondents worked part-time, compared to just 13 per cent of males. “It is difficult to ascertain to what extent the income imbalance is due to more females working part-time,” said Law Society president Rocco Perrotta. “Nevertheless, the report suggests that women do not have the same earning opportunities as their male counterparts.”

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