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Rhode Island

Regulatory Strength: ‏‏ Weak‏
Effective as of January 1st, 1965

Protected groups:

  • Gender

Applicable to:

  • Private and public companies*
  • May cover state and local government employees*

HR practices:

  • Employer cannot retaliate against employees who file a complaint or testify regarding pay discrimination


  • Up to two (2) times the amount of back pay awarded
  • Violations may incur a fine

Please click HERE for access to RI Gen L § 28-6-18, Wage Discrimination Based on Sex.
*see law for specific inclusions/exclusions

Last revised 08/23/2019

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