Duquesne Law Review


The Pennsylvania Superior Court has held that an employer is entitled, in order to comply with the Equal Pay Law as it read prior to 1968, to lower the wage rates of male employees to a point equal to those of female employees against whom it has discriminated. Although subsequent statutory amendments have rendered the case moot substantively, the court's reliance upon the "plainmeaning" rule of statutory construction remains significant.

Daugherty v. Continental Can Co., 226 Pa. Super. 342, 313 A.2d 276 (1973).

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