Ken Craggs puts this interesting and detailed take on why women do not get equal pay … and it’s not the one you might have been thinking of:
Women in countries around the world are not receiving equal pay because of arbitration agreements and equal pay arbitration awards, that can be made in various countries and then enforced in over 150 countries that are signatories of the New York Convention.
The International Association of Defense Counsel informs us (p.6) that “Arbitrators are not bound by the rules of evidence.” And goes on to say JAMS employment arbitration rule 22(d) states that, “strict conformity to the rules of evidence is not required.”
A 2012 paper published by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration tells us that, International arbitration is increasingly recognized as a transnational system of justice, if not a genuinely autonomous legal order. And that arbitration is considered by many to be a free-standing procedure, conceptually and politically independent of the apparatus of the state.
Think about that one a few moments, the rest of the article is at the end of the link and it puts other related points. It has implications for equal pay, does it not?