812 words - 3 pagesThe topic of genderdiscrimination is certainly a controversial one. Some of our group remembers their LIBS 7013 course, an entire course dedicated to studying Race, Class and Gender. It’s interesting to look at these issues from a moral point of view, and apply different principles to the circumstances at hand.
When we use a utilitarian approach, it is believed that “productivity is optimized when jobs are awarded based on competency.” The clear conclusion from this statement is that skills and abilities should be the first requirement to consider when evaluating a potential new hire, or promoting them to a different position. This approach is somewhat objective becauseVIEW DOCUMENT
1302 words - 5 pages“Genderdiscrimination comes in a variety of forms and disguises,” states Levy (p. 115). Although, laws are in place to help advance the in equitability of women in the workforce, there remains a diplomatic urge for women to stand up for their rights. After decades of discrimination, women’s fortification falls under a number of equal rights laws. These laws include “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)” (Levy, n.d, p 115).
The Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964 “prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex” (Levy, p. 117). However, upon the introduction of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the exclusion against sexVIEW DOCUMENT
1000 words - 4 pagesGenderDiscrimination in India
In India, genderdiscrimination is the biggest issue and has been going on since ancient time because of the cultural and social differences. Gender is always separated by roles of social and cultural beliefs for men and women. They start separating gender since when the child is born in the family. There is a huge difference being a son or a daughter in the family. “Society celebrates during the son’s birth and suffers pain when daughters are born” (Hussain). Genderdiscrimination is a big issue in Indian society other than the economic and social issues.
In India, “gender is always related to the rules and behavior assigned to women and men based onVIEW DOCUMENT
703 words - 3 pagesGenderDiscrimination against Women
Behind every great man, there is a greater woman. Genderdiscrimination is to behave or view negatively and unpleasantly toward a person specially woman because of her sex. It varies from workplace, such as getting paid less for the same professionalism to violent crime. On a global scale, women are still the victims of brutal rape, abuse, and violence in patriarchal societies, and even they are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Even though there are laws against discrimination of women, it is really a substantial issue. Violence of all kinds against women is routine and it is seen like not a serious problem. Educational attainment, politicalVIEW DOCUMENT
929 words - 4 pages. Nowadays, we can see so many cases in which daughters are being more considerate to their parents even after they are married. I believe that parent care depends on child. Children take care of their parents, not because of gender. We have to keep that in mind.There is another discrimination between men and women's sexual lives. In our culture, there are lots of things men can do, but women can not. For example, women have to keep their virginity until they marry. However, more than ninety percent of Korean men do not keep their virginity until they marry. Korean men think they can have sex before their marry, because they are male. However, they are always saying that women owe theirVIEW DOCUMENT
1409 words - 6 pagesIntroduction
Discrimination continues to run rampant throughout organizations in both the United States and worldwide. The Supreme Court case, Dukes vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., dealt with 1.5 million current and former female Wal-Mart employees that claim that they had been a victim of genderdiscrimination. The ensuing pages will discuss the specific issues that the plaintiffs encountered, followed by suggestions from a human resource manager’s stand point in rectifying adverse impact within the Wal-Mart organization.
GenderDiscrimination at Wal-Mart
In the case of Dukes vs. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Dukes), the court found that there was a lack of significant proof that Wal-Mart hadVIEW DOCUMENT
1548 words - 6 pagesPrologue of the study: a macro view
Genderdiscrimination is a one of the burning issues that social science academia across the globe is concerned about not only for academic research but also view as a societal problem. Non-academic intelligentsia ranging from research institutes, policy studies body to government authorities are also not in lack of interest in this sector. Many operational features of genderdiscrimination have been identified regionally and globally, of which organizational focus has been a recent phenomena. Some buzzwords like womenomics, gendered view of organization, feminization of poverty, blue collar job for women, work-life balance for women can mentionedVIEW DOCUMENT
1867 words - 7 pages Female inequality in workplace is one of the harmful aspect that is afflicting the entire
society. This is also called the genderdiscrimination which has been followed since the ancient
Past and still a serious predicament even with the advancement of 21 century. It is one of the
major characteristics of the U.S. Although the governmental and non-governmental agencies
have made momentous progress in achieving the rights of women through education,
empowerment, and dynamic acts over the past century. Nevertheless, there is still a long way
to attain the total equality.
The most notable subject of female inequality at the work is pay gap. It is a major
concern that womenVIEW DOCUMENT
2284 words - 9 pages. Thesocietypages.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2014.
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2825 words - 11 pages. Women are encouraged by unions and other organizations to sue their employer if they are being treated unfairly in the workplace. Women are unlikely to pursue this option against their employers because of limited resources, i.e. money and time.
Genderdiscrimination in the workplace is not only evident in the pay gap but also in sexual harassment and the “glass ceiling” in organizations. The term glass ceiling began as a reference to discrimination against women in the work force. “Glass ceiling” encompasses many different kinds of discrimination against women workers including but bot limited to: differences in pay for comparable work, sexual harassment in the workplace, and companiesVIEW DOCUMENT
1009 words - 4 pagesGenderdiscrimination can cover a wide variety of social prejudice. Throughout much of world history, even American history women have been treated as second class citizens. In the United States women have had to fight for rights such as the right to vote, or own land. These are just a few examples of the many injustices that women have had to face. Men have held the position of leadership, and power throughout history when it comes to almost everything. Men would even decide to whom a women would get married to among a whole host of other things. GenderDiscrimination in the workplace is one of the more recent problems that United State citizens have had to face. Despite the inputVIEW DOCUMENT
1049 words - 4 pages indistinguishable salaries, and other essential rights.
In the instance of wage gaps, for example, the 1999 United States Census Bureau reported that women earned about 77% of what men made. Also, in 2000 women made an average of 76% of what men made for that year. The most recent Canadian statistics shows that the gender wage gap in Ontario is 28% for full-time, full-year workers. This says that female workers earn 72 cents for every $1.00 a male worker earns (“Gender and Society” Margaret Mead). Women are capable of doing the same tasks men can do. However, discrimination against women continues. Statisticians approximate that around 10-15% of the wage gap is caused by genderdiscriminationVIEW DOCUMENT
1616 words - 6 pages: Annual Reviews
• Glick, Peter, and Susan T. Fiske. 1999. Gender, power dynamics, and social inter- action. In Revisioning gender, edited by M. M. Ferree, J. Lorber, and B. B. Hess. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
• Ridgeway, Cecilia L., and Shelley J. Correll. 2004. Unpacking the gender system: A theoretical perspective on gender beliefs and social relations. Gender & Society 18 (4): 510-31.
• Ridgeway, Cecilia L., and Paula England. 2007. Sociological approaches to sex discrimination in employment. In Sex discrimination in the workplace: Multidisciplinary perspectives, edited by F. J. Crosby, M. S. Stockdale, and A. S. Ropp. Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
• Steinberg, Ronnie J. 1995. Gendered instructions: Cultural lag and gender bias in the hay system of job evaluation. In Gender inequality at work, edited by J. A. Jacobs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
1797 words - 7 pagesMy Personal battle with GenderDiscrimination
You know that feeling. When you can feel the blood gathering in your cheeks, your clammy fists clench, and your limbs tingle, wanting to spring out and smash something. Then you yell, whine, complain to anyone who will listen. Their only condolence is, “boys will be boys”.
Every year in August, my family on my mom’s side gathers at my aunt and uncle’s house for a family reunion. They own a huge portion of land in the heart of Missouri containing several ponds, a creek, a golf course and lots of camping area. The property is a haven for the outdoorsman, which seems to inspire testosterone in my uncles, maleVIEW DOCUMENT
1261 words - 5 pagesGender Inequality and Discrimination in America
What is your first memory of a child? Was it blowing out the candles on your birthday cake, or was it playing a game with a friend? Was it riding a bike or making a snowman? Many of these events will most likely be remembered of your childhood, but the memory of how you were socially biased will not be. The memory of being wrapped in a socially acceptable colored blanket depending on your gender either boy or girl. How your mother spoke to you, with a soft voice of understanding or concern if you were likely a boy, and how if you were a girl you were likely given a baby doll to play with instead of a truck. Throughout historyVIEW DOCUMENT
1202 words - 5 pages are hindered by their gender. Although it is said that women are treated equal to men, it is not true and more measures should be taken and more effort put into equalizing men and women.
Women have never been scientifically proven to be inferior to men. It is generally true that men have better physical features for physical work. Nevertheless, it has been proven that women mature faster, learn faster and they are not as easily sidetracked. However there were myths that women are inferior to men. For example, “in the nineteenth century it was widely believed that only women could become mentally ill.” Until Sigmund Freud’s work on the human mind, and the hardVIEW DOCUMENT
1055 words - 4 pages Canada, the Philippines, Kenya, India, Mexico, Fiji, Australia, Sudan, and the United States examine areas such as racism and the legacy of colonization, self-governance and community resistance, ecological, women's and indigenous knowledge, international development and globalization, feminist pedagogical and arts-based practices, and participatory research practice.
In this book, the author researches some details about education justice, especially the phenomenon of racial discrimination and genderdiscrimination. As everyone knows, at present, adult education has the largest scale in the American education field, and it’s mode of running is the most flexible, at the same time, adultVIEW DOCUMENT
1639 words - 7 pagesJerrie Cobb is a brave woman who dreams of becoming an astronaut. She quit her job to participate in astronaut tests in order to achieve her dream. It is hard for a woman pilot to find a job in the male dominated field of aviation and, before taking the test, she was told that women were not allowed take it. With the development of society, men and women should be gradually become equal because we are in a society with laws of equality. However, in some places, women are still seen as inferior. One of the most obvious ways to prove this, is how hard it can be to find a job. Some companies prefer male employees and even though genderdiscrimination in hiring is illegal, businesses find waysVIEW DOCUMENT
1273 words - 5 pagesRecently, gender inequality is being emphasized as an acute and persistent problem. In the USA, this is predominantly due to that fact that women are demanding their rights at workplaces. Mostly, they try harder to be appropriate and successful in their careers rather than men. ‘Differential treatment within the labor market is what we refer to as labor market discrimination’ (Ehrenberg and Smith, 2012, p398). Genderdiscrimination against women in the market place reduces the available talent in workplaces and has negative consequences on the country. Genderdiscrimination in the United States can lead to damages to the effectiveness of labor market such as unequal employment regulationsVIEW DOCUMENT
898 words - 4 pages>Not all women are even able to find a job in the field of medicine. There is a notice in trend of women leaving the medical field when it comes to obtaining tenure called "The Leaky Pipeline." This trend demonstrates that there is a tendency in which women leave academic science after graduate school due to a variety of genderdiscrimination. This type of effect is not only prevalent in the medical field but in any science career in general. With this type of gender barrier, it is difficult for women to populate the higher-level jobs in the medical field.Discrimination does not only affect job availability but it also affects income. In the Wall Street Journal, an article written byVIEW DOCUMENT
3175 words - 13 pages recognized that African Americans face racial bias in the workplace and that women face occupational disadvantages when compared to men. So, when talking about the plight of the African American female in the workplace it is important to recognize the duality of the discrimination they face in the workplace. African American women face occupational disadvantage based on their gender and on top of that, occupational disadvantage based on their race. When juxtaposed with their Caucasian counterparts, the unemployment rate for African American women is 14.1% and a mere 7.5% for white women. One study done by McGuire and Reskin in 1993 revealed that African American women were not treated the same forVIEW DOCUMENT
4372 words - 17 pagesEconomics DepartmentOutput and GenderDiscrimination in Pay:Evidence from Manufacturing Industry of the Kyrgyz RepublicStudent Name: Aisalkyn AlimbaevaDecember 2008Output and GenderDiscrimination in Pay:Evidence from Manufacturing Industry of the Kyrgyz RepublicAbstractUsing linear regression analysis and time-series data, this research paper investigates whether genderdiscrimination in pay negatively affects output. The results showed highVIEW DOCUMENT
1135 words - 5 pagesThe world today must deal with many problems. Our society has been struggling to cope with difficulties ranging from environmental problems to economic problems. Solutions to these problems, however, are not too hard to find. There is one problem, however, that our society has been dealing with for a very long time. The problem is sexual discrimination. When thinking of discrimination, one tends to think mostly of sexism directed against women.. Sexism against women has become a noticeable part of our society and it is slowly on it's way to a solution. That is only part of the problem. Discrimination against men is a problem that rarely goes noticed. As William Farrell states, 'With allVIEW DOCUMENT
1077 words - 4 pages Sex discrimination is still a major problem of today. In many different ways, women are deemed “lesser” than men, and one major example of this problem is the wage gap. Unfortunately, the wage gap still exists, and it is completely sickening. Many people disagree and say that the wage gap is non-existent, but that is far from the truth. The wage gap needs to close, because women don't deserve any less than men do.
I am currently on the path to earn a degree in Computer Science, which falls into the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field. After doing research, I discovered how different the annual earnings of men and women were. On average, the hourly income forVIEW DOCUMENT
1571 words - 6 pagesIntroduction
Discrimination involves action toward individuals on the basis of their group membership; Baron and Byrne (1994) defined discrimination as prejudice in action. Discrimination can take a very overt form (e.g., refusal to hire women into certain jobs), but in many instances, genderdiscrimination involves the degree to which the workplace is open to versus resistant to the participation of women. Although many discussions of genderdiscrimination have focused on the ways managers and supervisors treat men and women, genderdiscrimination could involve managers, co-workers, subordinates, clients, or customers. In general, genderdiscrimination include behaviours occurring in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1140 words - 5 pagesAccording to research that has been conducted by The Indiana Civil Right Commission (2012) between October 2010 and October 2011, 58% of participants experienced some sort of discrimination. Discrimination can be defined as treating people differently, negatively or adversely without having a good reason. It is an act making distinction in favor of or against a person based on their group, class or category. There are four major types of discrimination which are genderdiscrimination, racial and ethnic discrimination, age discrimination and disability discrimination.
The first type of discrimination is genderdiscrimination. Genderdiscrimination involves treating someone unfavourablyVIEW DOCUMENT
861 words - 3 pages. Example of religious discrimination that subject to hostile working environment is during the incident of terrorist attacks on United States on September 11, 2001 which results in direct discrimination and harassment on muslims employee in the workplaces. Employer should allow employee who had express their religious belief to keep their personal religious book on their desk.
GenderDiscriminationGender-based discrimination under this concept do include sexual harassment but it is consider as a part of the genderdiscrimination. The discrimination of gender are more pay or wages basis and in which the gender become the basis for an employment decision. This kind of discrimination usually resultsVIEW DOCUMENT
649 words - 3 pages pertaining to age and characteristics generally imputed to people of that age.Sex Discrimination (Gender: Women):Sex discrimination against women occurs when a woman is treated less fairly than another person because of her sex or marital status or because she is pregnant. This is direct discrimination. Indirect discrimination can also occur when a requirement that is the same for everyone has an unfair effect on women because of their sex, marital status, pregnancy or potential pregnancy.The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 makes sex discrimination against the law. The Act givesVIEW DOCUMENT
1124 words - 4 pagesIntroduction.Diversity refers to the presence of individual human characteristics that make people different from one another (Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn, 2005). Some of these individual human characteristics are demographic differences, such as age, gender, sexual-orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion. Diversity and demographic differences can impact individual behavior by creating discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices in the workplace. In my opinion the differences that impact individual behavior the most are age, gender, sexual-orientation, race, and ethnicity.Age DifferencesPeople's ages in the workplace can range from young as 16 to as old as oneVIEW DOCUMENT
659 words - 3 pages, and/or gender.Ethical and Legal Duties Managers HaveSeveral steps exist which managers can take to be proactive when pertaining to discrimination in the workplace. First, company policies with procedure should be in place covering discrimination. Managers should be sure to communicate the policies and procedures clearly to employees. Second, Managers and employees should be educated on discrimination. All employees should understand what discrimination is so they can avoid it or recognize it if they become targets. Thirdly, employees should treat complaints seriously. Managers should investigate complaints as soon as possible and take appropriate action. Next, managers should recognizeVIEW DOCUMENT
1350 words - 5 pagesLooks, Beauty, & Appearance Discrimination in Employment
Employment discrimination legislation has evolved to include race, disabilities, sexual harassment of either gender, and age. In lieu of this evolution and an increasing trend toward equality for all individuals in the workplace, the time has come for the protective reach of employment discrimination law to cover ugliness. While the proposal may cause titters at first, evidence exists that discrimination based on looks (or physical appearance) occurs in the workplace. An investigation was conducted by ABC’s 20/20 news program in 1994 that sent two men and two women into the workplace to secure the same jobs (Sessions 1). TheVIEW DOCUMENT
708 words - 3 pages recognizing other peoples
gender in their surroundings, and
gender continues over time and does
not change by wishes and is
permanent (Frable par 5). Once a
child chooses a gender then they
imitate a model of the same gender
to get a grasp of attributions of
stereotypes to male and female
figures, to measure of gender
schematic processing, attitudes
toward boys and girls, and genderdiscrimination in reward allocation
(Frable par 6).
Researchers say that the gender
differences between males and
females is because of some physical
aspect. These aspects range from
different physical composition of
the brain, to different levels of
different hormones. For instance,
during maturation in the wombVIEW DOCUMENT
1201 words - 5 pagesThe Different Impacts Diversity Has on an Individual
Diversity refers to the presence of individual human characteristics that make people different from one another (Schermerhorn, Hunt, and Osborn, 2005). Among these individual human characteristics are demographic differences, such as age, gender, sexual-orientation, ablebodiedness, race and ethnicity, and religion. Diversity and demographic differences can impact individual behavior by creating discrimination, stereotypes and prejudices in the work place. The differences that impact individual behavior the most are age, gender, sexual-orientation, and race and ethnicity.
Ages in the workplace can varyVIEW DOCUMENT
1429 words - 6 pagesWorkplace ethics are standards or codes that determines right and wrong moral behavior in the work environment. Discrimination is defined as “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.” (Oxford Dictionary) Workplace discrimination deals with issues such as religion, race, gender, disability, age, and sexual orientation. Covering all of these issues is beyond the scope of this paper, therefore, I will focus on age, gender, and race. Positive workplace ethics should be a part of every company. Employers are required by laws to ensure that employees are treated fairly in the workplace and notVIEW DOCUMENT
1022 words - 4 pagesA transgender person is someone that makes the decision of their gender identity and it doesn’t match what that person was born with. Transgender people usually feel like they are trapped, living inside the wrong body. In today’s society, being transgender can mean being different and unique because they won’t care what other people think of them. On the other hand, it could also be considered as having a mental disorder to others. According to many surveys taken by transgenders, many of them experience discrimination, unfairness, and sometimes violence. Discrimination towards transgender people continues to happen almost everywhere they go: school, work, and even in public.
904 words - 4 pages). Everyone needs to be treated equal even if you may be friends with other coworkers even outside the workplace.Sex DiscriminationSexual Harassment - This includes practices ranging from direct requests for sexual favors to workplace conditions that create a hostile environment for persons of either gender, including same sex harassment. (The "hostile environment" standard also applies to harassment on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, age, and disability.) Pregnancy Based Discrimination - Pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions must be treated in the same way as other temporary illnesses or conditions. (November 21, 2009, The VIEW DOCUMENT
1032 words - 4 pages present-day societies that are used globally. For example, discrimination against race, gender, and ethnicity is still a large issue and several doublethink policies and social customs promote discrimination even more in efforts to stop discrimination. Affirmative action is an example of doublethink that, in that in its effort to stop discrimination, promotes it through reverse discrimination.
Affirmative action can trace its roots to President John F. Kennedy’s Executive Order 10925 in 1961, which states that government employers cannot discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, and national origin. This Executive Order was replaced by President Lyndon BVIEW DOCUMENT
1290 words - 5 pagesThe dictionary defines discrimination as the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or identified sex and sexual orientation. The term LGBT stands for, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. These terms refer to sexual orientation and also gender identity. Every day people of the LGBT community suffer wrongful terminations and oppression in their schools for their sexual orientation or identified gender.
For example, one issue that has yet to be dealt with is the matter of discrimination in the workplace environment. Currently, it is legal in 34 states for an employer to terminate an employee on the basis ofVIEW DOCUMENT
759 words - 3 pagesIn discussing gender-based wages, there are five approaches to explaining the inequalities that have plagued female U.S. laborers since their collective advent into the workforce in the 1940s. The five explanations typically cited by economists are segregation, human capital, employer preference, statistical discrimination, and institutional discrimination.
Segregation refers to the differences among professions. This approach takes into account the fact that there are occupations that generally have higher wages than other occupations. This is related to gender-based wage differences because women may typically be drawn away from the higher paying occupations because of societal genderVIEW DOCUMENT
921 words - 4 pagesHave you ever been treated or seen differently because of your gender, race, religion, or any other attribute? If you have, then you have experienced a form of discrimination. So what do we mean by discrimination? In general, discrimination is defined as an assault on human rights by denying certain groups and people full human rights because of who they are, as well as their beliefs (“Discrimination). The United States has a poor history of discriminatory practices in the workplace. Business owners were allowed to use slaves to operate their business, up until 1865, where the slaves were declared free. Despite being known as a “melting pot” and as a land of opportunity, immigrants haveVIEW DOCUMENT
1646 words - 7 pages Transgender people are no strangers to society: the concept of not feeling comfortable in one's birth-assigned gender has been around since man can remember. It's quite puzzling to see that many centuries later, people still treat transgender people of an alien-like nature, of some sort of non-human species. Transgender people have been discriminated for long enough. The discrimination sent towards them is wrong: they're just humans who made changes to their lives for the better as all people have. Transgender people are regular people who do not deserve the amount of discrimination directed towards them as they get right now.
“Transgender” is an umbrella term that includes gender nonVIEW DOCUMENT
514 words - 2 pages mainstreaming is a strategy of gender policy, in order to make them equal rights and create a higher level of gender democracy, equality, fair treatment of gender and equal opportunities for men and women.One of the institute on gender is a European Institute for Gender Equality. The purpose of the institute is to support the European institutions and the Member States to integrate the principle of equality between women and men in their policies and the fight against discrimination on grounds of gender. The Institute contributes to the promotion and strengthening of gender equality, combatingVIEW DOCUMENT
1653 words - 7 pagesThe legal workplace is a high demand job that requires a lot of sacrifices to achieve success. Attorneys at law work over the standard forty hours per week, and have to sacrifices many parts of their social life for their jobs. Women in law find work even more stressful and difficult to balance with home life because attorneys have high demand jobs. Women attorneys have to find a balance between the demands of practicing law and the demands of their traditional gender roles on the homestead. The legal workplace is unfortunately victim to discrimination, whether discrimination is quid pro quo, hostile work environment, or wrongful termination. However, the legal workplace is changing andVIEW DOCUMENT
1024 words - 4 pages> Discrimination is defined by Microsoft Encarta Dictionary (2007) as "treating people different through prejudice: unfair treatment of one person or group, usually because of prejudice about race, ethnicity, age, religion, or gender." The difference is in the treatment of the person and whether or not there is bias portrayed or not. For example, disparity could be described as a situation when one person has 20/20 vision and another has 20/10 vision, of course the 20/10 person would see things at farther distances and would therefore have better eyesight, making the 20/20 person have a visual disparity when compared to the 20/10 person. Disparity is justVIEW DOCUMENT
525 words - 2 pagesDo white males have anything to fear from Affirmative Action?
Affirmative Action can be defined as policies used in the United States to increase opportunities for minorities by favoring them in hiring and promotion, college admissions, and the awarding of government contracts. Depending upon the situation, “minorities” might include any underrepresented group, especially one defined by race, ethnicity, or gender. This action constitutes a good faith effort by employees to address past and/or present discrimination through a variety of specific, results-oriented procedures. This is a step beyond equal opportunity laws that simply ban discriminatory practices.
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2252 words - 9 pages lives. Discrimination against women is one of the types of genderdiscrimination. Genderdiscrimination means judging someone primarily on the basis of his or her sex. According to Khan (2012),
Discrimination against women means any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing of nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status on a basis of equality of men and women of human rights and fundamental freedom in the economic, social, cultural, civil, political or any other field.
In this paper, I will throw light on the socio-economic as well as cultural significance of genderVIEW DOCUMENT
834 words - 3 pagesAlmost 40 years ago, women were officially granted the rights to have equal pay for equal work in Australia, when The Equal Opportunity Act was passed. Despite this act, however, sex discrimination still occurs in Australia this day, as well as all over the world where it should be illegal. Women in workplaces are unfairly being put second-best to men, when they should be regarded equally. Gender inequality in the workplace is still occurring through unequal wages, different opportunities offered to workers and unfair discrimination of women's choices, but the government and we as citizens can do something about it.An imbalance of pay leads to gender inequality in the workplaceVIEW DOCUMENT
6470 words - 26 pages past, same sex couples living together were recorded as two unrelated adults in a household.This approach is welcome and could be adopted by other Commonwealth agencies as it more appropriate reflects the living arrangements of a significant number of Australians.Trans-gender specific issuesDifferent terms and definitions are used to refer to trans-gender/transsexual/reassigned persons and much has been written on this issue, including a recent discussion paper by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner. The definition of persons of trans-gender identity recommended in that paper has been adopted here. It refers to persons whose biological birth sex is at variance withVIEW DOCUMENT
846 words - 3 pagesEveryone will have a least one job in their lifetime, and knowing how to recognize discrimination, so they are able to seek the proper help when needed to is very important. Discrimination in the work place can happen to anyone, and that is why people need to know the laws that protect employees against discrimination, ways employers can prevent discrimination, and the effects of discrimination in the workplace.
Three major laws that protect employees are Title VII of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and The Americans with Disability Act. Title VII makes it unlawful to refuse to hire or terminate anyone based on race, gender, national origin, color, orVIEW DOCUMENT
1889 words - 8 pagesMy general research question will focus on what causes wage inequality for Black women. My specific research question will examine, if discrimination causes wage disparities between Black women and everyone else. According to various researchers, some of the perceived factors that may affect wages for Black women are race & genderdiscrimination, human capital, labor markets (occupation/industry), and/or education. I will be looking at all of these factors, drawing out the main points, and decide which factors are the most critical when it comes to determining wages, and/or promotions (occupational advancement) for Black women. I believe my research question is important because it showsVIEW DOCUMENT