On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination: Lecture by Veena Dubal

Veena Dubal delivered a lecture on ‘On Algorithmic Wage Discrimination’. It was chaired by Prathama Banerjee.


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This lecture constructs a novel framework rooted in worker on-the-job experiences to understand the ascent of digitalized variable pay practices, identified as algorithmic wage discrimination. Across firms, the opaque practices that constitute algorithmic wage discrimination raise fundamental questions about the changing nature of work and its regulation. What makes payment for labor in platform work fair? How does algorithmic wage discrimination affect the experience of work? And how should the law intervene in this moment of rupture? The speaker argues that algorithmic wage discrimination runs afoul of both longstanding precedent on fairness in wage setting and the spirit of equal pay for equal work laws. For workers, these practices produce unsettling moral expectations about work and remuneration.

Veena Dubal is Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine where she studies the relationship between law, technology, and precarious work. 

Prathama Banerjee is Professor at Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.

Friday, 15 March 2024, 11 am, Zoom https://bit.ly/3wE9xG3