a) Using practical examples, distinguish the concept of “Equal Pay for Equal Work” from the notion of “Equal Pay for comparable work”. EV(10 Marks) b) According to Jim Moor (1985), Computer Ethics had rapidly evolved because computers are logical malleable and versatile. What does this mean?
Equal pay for equal work is a labor rights concept that advocates for people performing the same work to receive same renumeration. Mostly, it criticizes pay gap difference based on gender. For example, a male nurse and a female nurse in the same organization should get equal pay. On the other hand, equal pay for comparable work concept argues that works that require comparable skill, effort and responsibility should get equal pay. For example, secretaries in different government departments should get equal payment.
The statement that computer ethics have evolved rapidly as a result of computers being logical malleable and versatile means that breach of privacy and predation when using computers has greatly reduced since computers can be molded and shaped in doing what is required of them. Additionally, they can carry out several tasks simultaneously.