Clinton’s claim that it’s legal for workers to be retaliated against for talking about their pay

The Clinton campaign pointed us to Marcia Greenberger, co-president of the National Women’s Law Center. She said Clinton is correct, because the nominee is addressing the “driving concern as a matter of public policy right now” to explicitly protect all employees from retaliation and to allow access to pay information.

Weak remedies and the lack of an explicit protection of all employees make the law a “paper tiger in many instances,” Greenberger said. Not enough employees and employers know about the protections, she said, as shown by the 62 percent of women and 60 percent of men in private-sector jobs that reported their employers discourage or prohibit them from talking about wage and salary information.