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Equal Pay Day: Why women are leaving work 18% earlier today

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Sometimes it’s hard to believe that in 2016 women are still being paid significantly less than men for the same work.

But the gender pay gap means that full-time female employees effectively stop earning relative to full-time male employees on November 10th, and spend the rest of the year working for free.

According to the Fawcett Society the current gender pay gap is 13.9%, while other groups calculate it as high as 18%.

And to highlight the problem, some businesses are encouraging their female employees to leave 18% early – at 3:34pm  thanks to a Stylist Magazine initiative.

And other women are jumping on board, and out the door.

This is probably true though…

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