Key Women Issues

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Research Paper Key Women’s Issues: Pregnancy Discrimination, Pay Equity, and the Glass Ceiling Alfreda Grinder, BS HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources Fall I Instructor: Mr. Tony Denkins October 5, 2010 Since the days of Roe v. Wade, women in the United States have made great gains in many ways in society. Two consecutive presidential administrations women have serviced as Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Condoles Rice. We are seeing rising female political stars of recent, two progressive female nominees of President Obama were recently ratified to the Supreme Court. Pepsi Cola, Hewlett Packard, Budweiser of Pepin Company has all had women Chief Executive Officers.…show more content…
You can file a charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). ▪ Write down what happened. Write down the date, time and place of the incident, as soon as possible. Include what was said and who was there. Keep a copy of these notes at home. They will be useful if you decide to file a complaint with your company or to take legal action. ▪ Find out more about your legal rights. You do not need a lawyer to file a charge with EEOC. Nevertheless, you may want to talk with a lawyer who specializes in sex discrimination. The state bar association or the women’s bar association in your area can refer you to lawyers. They can help you figure out what to do. They know the pros and cons of different legal actions, including the time and the cost of filing a lawsuit. ▪ Find out how other pregnant workers have been treated. Talk to any women who may have had trouble at work because they were pregnant. ▪ Talk to your union representative. Union rules often allow you to file a grievance. If you do not have a union, call a women’s or civil rights group for help. ▪ Talk to your employer. Your company may have an equal employment opportunity officer or a way for you to file a “complaint.” ▪ Get emotional support from friends and family. It can be very upsetting to feel you have been treated unfairly at work. Take care of yourself. Think about what you want to
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