Gender Discrimination in Workplace Violates Women Rights

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In whole world, there are billions of people and these people have rights to survive and all of people have same rights. However, some believe that people have no same rights and there is an injustice situation. Especially, gender discrimination is one of the most crucial controversial issue. Although in most of countries, men and women have same rights. Most of people especially women do not believe that women and men have same rights that they are equal and unfortunately, it has no definite answer. In addition, business life is really important to survive and to earn Money. However, business life is really tough and tiresome. Some people believe that business life is more tough and tiresome for women because of their creature. So, some people argue that gender discrimination is not only in daily life, but also in business life because there are lots of successful women but they cannot take what they deserve. In whole world, according to law, women and men have same right. However, unfortunately, in some areas, especially in business life, there is gender discrimination. Although there are lots of successful women in business life, People cannot expect that women are successful in workplace where gender discrimination exist. Gender discrimination violets human right and it is not legal. However, most of people especially women are exposed to gender discrimination. Gender discrimination can be seen throughout the wage gap, restricted career opportunity, sexual harassment and idea about role of women.

Wage gap which exists within women and men is the most crucial issue of gender discrimination in workplace. For most people money is one of the most important thing to survive. Thus, inequity in wages against not only human rights but also women rights. Although sometimes women earned even a little more than a man, in generally, women earn less than men. Employers have lots of valid reasons that women have less wage than men. One of the most significant reason is that women have a role in society such as motherhood and being a wife. A woman plays most significant role in a family. Thus, women who are married and have children makes them unstable in business life. As a result of that they are low earners and employers have less expectations. Because, they think that women have less gain for a company. On the other hand, the opposite is true for men. If a man is married and has children they earn much more money. Because, its believed that a male employee who is married and has children, has regular life and it expected high performance at work. In addition to these, they should earn more money to take care of their family. This situation can be seen in the statistics: “In 1963, when the Equal Pay Act was passed, full-time working women were paid 59 cents on average for every dollar paid to men. In 2007, women's median annual paychecks reflected only 78 cents for every $1.00 earned by men.”( Women Deserve Equal Pay, 1) These statistics demonstrate that women earn less than man and there is an injustice wage gap within women and men. Unfortunately, this situation does not change in 44 years and wage gap just close 19 cent. Another important reason is that people especially employers argued that for the most jobs, masculinity has more prestige than feminity. “Social psychologists have demonstrated repeatedly that occupations associated with women or requiring stereotypically feminine skills are rated as less prestigious and deserving of less pay than occupations associated with men and masculine skills.”( The Gender Wage Gap: Debunking the Rationalizations , 1) Because of these reasons it is obviously seen that there is a wage gap between women and men. Thus, employees especially women are discriminated and their rights are violated.

Sexual harassment is one of the important evidence of gender discrimination. “The law makes it clear that sexual harassment is definitely not acceptable. Whilst there is no strict definition...
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