‘What’s your salary?’ becomes a no-no in job interviews

“We know that when employers see some past salary, they’re likely to take that into account” in setting the employee’s starting pay, says Emily Martin, general counsel for the National Women’s Law Center. As a result, “Too often, when women are paid less than men, that pay disparity can follow them from job to job.”  In fact, she says, the gender pay gap widens as women age, supporting the theory that employers are relying too heavily on previous salaries.