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Delaware

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Moderate ‏
Effective as of December 14th, 2017

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies, please see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who:
    • File a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination
    • Discuss salaries with coworkers
  • Employer cannot ask for salary history while hiring employees

Remedies:

  • Back pay:
    • Up to two (2) times the amount of back pay awarded
    • Up to three (3) years of back pay may be awarded
  • Employer is liable for plaintiff attorney fees
  • Violations may incur criminal charges

Please click HERE for access to 6 DE Code § 17-1107, Differential Rate of Pay Based on Gender Prohibited.

Last revised 08/23/2019

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