Gender Discrimination At The Workplace

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Gender discrimination in the workplace is a recurring issue in businesses today. Employees are given the right by their employers to be protected from discrimination and inequality in the workplace. In just about every business setting today, men and women work together in the same fields, jobs, and projects. However, it has only been up until (relatively) recently that men and women have been in competition for the same jobs. With the predetermined assumptions of the different roles between both men and women, there can be the tendency to see bias in the workplace. Discrimination can occur in many ways and impact anyone within that organization.

Discrimination is, “ treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs rather than on individual merit.”(Dictionary.com) There are numerous ways in which discrimination can occur in a workplace. Women wanting to take on the same responsibilities as men has lead to issues in the workplace. Women are permitted and now expected to work the same jobs and hours as their male counterparts, however they aren’t paid equally for the same efforts they are putting into the job. Gender discrimination in the workplace is evident in more than just the pay gap. There is a reoccurrence of sexual harassment and the issue known as the “glass ceiling” (Carnes, Radojevich-Kelley, 2011) in many companies. The
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