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The Equal Pay Act: Jill and Seth

Jill and Seth, recent graduates, were hired as computer analysts for HRJ Enterprises. In a conversation over lunch, Jill discovered that Seth's salary was 15% higher than hers. Assuming that she was being paid less because she was female, Jill contacted the human resources department demanding that her salary be increased by 15%. She was told that Seth had violated company policy by discussing his salary. Seth told Jill later that the company lowered his salary by 15%.
Which of the following is true?

Jill does not have a claim for discrimination under the Equal Pay Act because the company remedied the wage discrepancy by lowering Seth's salary.

Jill does have a claim for discrimination under the Equal Pay Act because the company remedied the wage discrepancy by lowing Seth's salary.

Jill would only have a claim under the Equal Pay Act because Title VII does not address gender discrimination relating to compensation.

Jill does not have a claim for discrimination because employers are free to set initial salaries without incurring liability under the Equal Pay Act or Title VII.

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Jill does have a claim for discrimination under the Equal Pay Act because the company remedied the wage discrepancy by lowing Seth's salary.

The above answer is correct. ...

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