Gender Discrimination In The Workplace

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Is the difference in wages between women and men the only way to discriminate against the female sex in the workplace? Treating a person unfavorably in the workplace because of their sexuality is by definition gender discrimination. Many know that the difference in wages between women and men is notorious. Over the years, there have been improvements in society regarding discrimination against women. At the beginning of the twentieth century women began to enter the workplace in large numbers and although they have made great improvements in the workplace, inequality persists. The difference in salaries isn't the only way of gender discrimination, there are various forms of compensation where discrimination often occurs When it comes to hire,…show more content…
In Argentina the national constitution has a law to try to stop discrimination of this type. The law 172, states that women may enter into all kinds of employment contracts, and collective labor agreements, or authorized regulations, may not establish any type of discrimination in their employment, based on their sex or marital status, although the latter is altered in the course of the employment relationship. One clear example of this gender issue in Argentina is told by Marina, a 30 year old architect who started working at a multinational company based in Argentina. Amazed by the standards of work of the ¨first world¨, there was one fact that that caught her attention: the scarce presence of women in hierarchical positions. The answer they gave to her question was that when they promote people, it is taken into account that women get pregnant, and therefore they ask for a license to be with their children for the…show more content…
Men win more promotions, more challenging assignments and more access to top leaders than women do. Men feel more secure than women at work, as they usually end up in top executive roles. ¨There are figures that show a very slow evolution in Argentina of executive positions occupied by women, the percentage of CEO does not exceed 1.5%, in the region those who lead are Peru and Brazil, then comes Chile next to our country¨ Also, for women, it is more difficult to get a job promotion or even get a stable job if they have small children. They might be rejected for a position involving frequent travel and overtime work because it is assumed that she wants to spend time with their children, and the position is offered to a men with small children, the problem may be gender discrimination instead of being a parent. It is illegal for your employer to make assumptions based on gender
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