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Gender Inequality In The Workplace

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In today’s world, it is hard to believe there is still inequality in the workplace based on gender. Women have always been a part of the workforce, but as explained by Farmer (2014) women became a larger portion of the male dominated positions such as manufacturing of ammunition during the Second World War due to the fact that the male workers were drafted to serve in the armed forces. Upon returning home from the war, male workers took these positions back over and most females left the workplace. When the Korean War began, female workers were once again needed to fill the manufacturing positions and women wanted to earn wages in assist in financially supporting their families. The positions held by women in the work force were low paying and unsupportive of working mothers. President Kennedy appointed Eleanor Roosevelt to lead a team to address equal pay and opportunity for women in the workforce in 1961. Based on the recommendations, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The following year, Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which included Title VII that bans discrimination based on race, religion and sex (Farmer, 2014).
Inequality is still making headlines today, even after the Congressional action. This inequality is well exemplified in the information technology (IT) field in today’s workplace. The most recent allegations are against Google. The IT field is one that involves critical thinking and a high degree of math skills which many have
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