Effects of Gender Discrimination

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The Effects of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace Current Issues in Human Resource Management 21 July 2012 Abstract Gender Discrimination is a problem that has been in the workforce since men and women started working together. While Title VII of 1964 prohibits discrimination in the workforce that does not mean that gender discrimination is not occurring. Gender discrimination does not just happen to women but, it happens to men as well. Human Resource professionals have been trying to figure out ways to lessen gender discrimination in the workplace while no one way has helped gender discrimination has lessened over the last 40 years. Gender discrimination in the workplace can cause great harm to the company and the people that work for the company. The effects of gender discrimination and harm it has on a company goes way further than just to the employees. If the discrimination is bad enough it can affect the community surrounding the company. This is why human resource departments are trying to help end gender discrimination. The Effect of Gender Discrimination in the Workplace Gender discrimination in the workplace happens frequently with businesses not only in the United State but with businesses internationally. Title VII of 1964 is a law that was passed stating, “it shall be unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual’s. . . sex [gender]” (as cited by Bennett-Alexander, Hartman, 337). While gender discrimination has lessened considerably in the United States over the last 40 years it is not gone (Weichselbaumer, Winter-Ebmer, 2007). Gender discrimination can take on several different forms, wage and employment discrimination
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