Gender discrimination in the workplace
happens when an employee is treated differently because of his or her gender.
Whenever gender discrimination in the workplace affects the terms and conditions
of employment, it is against the law.
kinds of gender discrimination are disparate treatment & disparate impact.
Disparate Treatment Gender Discrimination
Disparate treatment is direct discrimination. To put it
simply, it is treating an employee in a different manner because of their
Disparate Impact Gender Discrimination
Disparate Impact Gender Discrimination is complex.
Disparate Impact happens when a company policy excludes certain people from jobs
or promotions. Although the company policy may not have been designed to
exclude, that becomes the unfair result. If a job policy is not sufficiently
job-related and therefore excludes some genders there could be gender
discrimination in the workplace.
In addition to these other forms of gender
discrimination in the workplace,
it is not legal to make any employment decisions based on gender stereotypes.
Employers that practice stereotyping gender discrimination in the workplace have
violated the Federal Title VII anti discrimination law.
expect women to perform certain duties, like caring for children. If an employer
does not hire a woman with small children, but does hire a man with small
children than that is also gender discrimination in the workplace. The
employer may not think that a woman with pre-school age children should work out
of the home. While an employer is entitled to his or her beliefs, it should not
affect employment decisions. If an employer is influenced by his or her beliefs
in hiring decisions, that is against gender discrimination laws.
Further Information On Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
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