California Law Bans Pricing Differences Based on Gender

Governor Pete Wilson signed a bill into law yesterday which bans charging men and women differently. As of January 1, 1996 the law bans charging different prices for services such as haircuts, dry cleaning and tailoring. Violators can expect to pay $ 1000 or up to three times the actual damages and attorney’s fee. The bill does not, however, mandate that vendors price products equally, only services.


NewsHound, San Jose Mercury Press - October 14, 1995

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