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GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

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INTRODUCTION

Women are one of the most groups being discriminated against today. They try very hard to fit in and be successful in their careers. Discrimination against women is found in many workplaces. Some managers try to fix this problem, but others just ignore it. Companies that pretend that gender discrimination doesn’t exist are usually the ones that get sued for it more often. Other companies try to avoid law suits by dealing with gender discrimination and resolving conflicts before it gets to the law suits. Promotion and pay gap are the main concerns in gender discrimination. Many studies in the past and present have shown that women do not get promoted as fast as men and do not get the equal pay for the same kind of jobs as men. Many women feel as if they have been cheated, robbed of what they deserve. Glass ceiling prevents women from moving up in their careers, and in some cases makes it almost impossible to get a promotion. In my opinion, female workers in the U.S. should be treated equally at work as their male coworkers. Women should be paid the same wages for the same skills they have and jobs they do as men are being paid. If a woman is capable of doing the work and has the right skills and education, she should be hired just like a man would be.

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Equal Pay

Several laws have been passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against gender discrimination, but discrimination continues. According to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 the employer is required to pay equal wages within the establishment to men and women doing equal work on jobs requiring equal skills, effort, and responsibility, which are performed under similar working conditions. If the person believes that he or she has not received equal pay as someone else doing the same work, than that person may file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and collect back wages. The jobs generally...

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