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Women's Rights in the Workplace

Uploaded by bdogg on Apr 25, 2007

Women's Rights in the Workplace

Women still face job discrimination in the business world of today. From fashion accessories, to social expectations. From family needs, to a professional ambition. Women face difference challenges in the work place everyday. However is the work place really level? Are women treated equally to men? Some women are discriminated in the business world of today. This is called Sex discrimination. Sex discrimination means being treated unfairly because of your sex or because you are pregnant.

Some women who are faced with job discrimination are doing nothing about it. We should all (employers and employees) be well informed about our rights and responsibilities.

During the 1990’s women have progresses so rapidly and are know as the worlds fastest growing market. Women now have more money and power than ever before. Although women are increasing their number in managerial and executive positions, those positions are still generally dominated by men.

A lot of high class businessmen find it frustrating and to their disadvantage to employ female employees due to maternity leave and family issues getting in the way of business. However this issues shouldn’t be a problem. It is not a women’s fault that her and her partner decide to have a baby. Why should she be not accepted or even dismissed due to her personal life? It is not privilege to work while pregnant. It is now law, under the sex discrimination act (1984).

Another reason why some businessmen don’t hire “family” women is because a mother’s time is more limited compared to a “non mother's” time. Mothers find it harder to work over time or weekends, while single people find it a lot easier due to not having to find a babysitter ect. Also a mother is more likely to take more time of due to a sick child, than obviously a woman with no children.

In the tradition times (1800-1970’s) men were always known as the provider for the family and women as the home and children careers. Attitudes are changing but have not all gone away. Some men still feel as if they have to be the provider and only provider of the family. As we progress we realize that women can do, as good, and maybe a better job in many cases. It is now socially expectable for a man to stay at home and...

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Uploaded by:   bdogg

Date:   04/25/2007

Category:   Discrimination

Length:   2 pages (529 words)

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