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Hi ladies. I need some advice. I'm currently out on maternity leave, to return in about a month. I was just informed my male counterpart in my department will be getting a promotion by our new boss. This is really a slap in the face considering I've been trying to fight for equal pay since last year when I found out another (former) male counterpart of mine was making 40k more than me. What would you do in my situation? Demand to know why I wasn't considered? Leave?

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Give her the benefit of the doubt? When you get back sit down on day 2 or something and tell her about the pay disparity and the, now, promotion disparity and see what she has to say? Ask her to immediately correct the pay issues if it hasn’t been, and ask when you can expect the same promo as you are on par with the guy just promoted.

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Who informed you of this? Unless it came straight from your boss, I wouldn’t get too worked up about it. Maybe they’re planning to promote you, too, but have to wait until you return.

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For more context, they let our previous manager go along with many others on our team, and now we report into a new female head.

Yeah my first instinct, based on the little info I have here, is that you’re not safe. I’d start updating the resume and reconnecting with old colleagues

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