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Should workers be asked what they earn?

The practice of many firms of asking job applicants what they currently earn is partly to blame for trapping women on low pay, a charity has said.
The "salary question" means women underpaid in their current job are more likely to be underpaid in the next one, the Young Women's Trust charity said.
It said including salary details in job adverts instead would help close the gender pay gap between men and women.
The CBI warned the move could have "unintended consequences".
A spokesperson for the employers' organisation said: "Closing the gender pay gap is complex. Publishing pay bands on job adverts is good practice, but banning conversations about pay isn't the best solution and could have unintended consequences."
The CBI said issues such as the availability of affordable childcare and careers advice were also important factors in closing the gender pay gap.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45256878
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