Sex Discrimination in the Workplace

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Sex Discrimination In Workplace
English Advanced Project|

Farah Harb and Rawya Khatar

Sexism when a person or group of people are treated unfairly solely on the basis of their biological sex. It can also involve treating someone less favorably because of his or her connection with an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain sex. Discrimination is a particular concern for society when considering it's effect in the workplace. Sexism has always been a particular problem in the labor market especially with the formation of capitalism. In the last half of the 20th century this has been especially highlighted due to the increase of woman entering the labor market. This aroused the need for legislation for equal opportunity for both sex's to be passed in 1975. It stated that discrimination of a persons sex whether male or female was unlawful in employment, union membership, education, provision of goods, services, advertisements and pay. Discrimination which is based on sex is any form of unjustified adverse differential treatment towards a person or group of people based on gender or gender related characteristics. Protection against sex discrimination includes protection for males and females. Sex discrimination also includes protection against sexual harassment. Sex discrimination covers four domains: first Direct discrimination which is treating someone less favorable because of their actual or perceived sex, or because of the sex of someone with whom they associate. Or Indirect discrimination can occur where there is a policy, practice or procedures that applies to all workers, but particularly disadvantages workers of a particular sex. For example, a requirement that job applicants must be six feet tall could be met by significantly fewer women than men. Indirect discrimination can only be justified if it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. Besides...
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