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Most Americans Don’t Think They’re Paid Fairly

Employees’ perceptions of pay equity is driven mostly by how much they trust their organization.

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Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Only 32% of employees think their compensation is fair, according to a new survey by consulting firm Gartner Inc.

Employees’ perceptions of unfairness can be attributed largely to trust — or lack thereof — in their organizations, according to Gartner, which surveyed more than 3,500 employees. Toxic culture, poor inclusivity, inadequate work-life balance and unfair experiences can all undermine that trust.