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Disney owes female workers over $150 million in pay gap, claims lawsuit

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More than $150 million. That’s how much the Walt Disney Company owes women they have underpaid since 2015, according to a salary data analysis carried out as part of a class-action lawsuit against the employer.

The employer has paid women, on average, 2% less than men doing equivalent jobs, in violation of California’s Equal Pay Act, allege lawyers representing a group of women suing Disney, according to a report from The Guardian.

The analysis is based on salaries for non-union employees below the vice-president level. It includes workers at Disney Studios, parks and resorts, its music label, Disney+, ABC, Lucasfilm, Searchlight Pictures and other major entities that the lawsuit says are all subject to the same compensation system, according to the report.

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