Female-dominated Hollywood crafts jobs see gender bias, according to new study

Its findings prompted a call for industry-wide reform. In an open letter to the entertainment industry, a coalition of groups — including the ACLU, Women in Media and the National Women’s Law Center — cited the California Fair Pay Act, which prohibits employers from paying women less than they pay men for substantially similar work. “It is no longer acceptable for employees in traditionally female-dominated classifications … to be stuck with low wages that oftentimes make it difficult to make ends meet, especially in expensive cities like Los Angeles,” the letter stated.