Discrimination Essay

1412 Words Mar 17th, 2012 6 Pages


Sex discrimination in the workplace comes with many different faces. In its most basic form, it involves outright exclusion of women, solely by reason of their gender. However, even where women have gained access to the workplace, sex discrimination may persist in other ways. Examples include identification of particular jobs as “man–only” or “woman–only” or through the existence of a “glass ceiling” that ensures women will only go so far on the corporate ladder (Brayton Purcell 2010).
Reasonable basis for discriminating Based on the case study I believe that the company was discriminating against the women with regards to pay. The analysis stated that all women performing
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Had that comment been made today and how employees are educated when it comes to discrimination some type of action would have taken place. Sam had done a job evaluation analysis and saw that the women were paid less and the executive ignored and didn’t address the issue so rightfully so the female employee could have a case and file a lawsuit. The Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of gender, by paying unequal wages to men and women who perform essentially the same jobs. The jobs don't have to be exactly the same, but must be substantially equal. Ever since the Act became law, employers have been prohibited from paying unequal wages to men and women working essentially the same jobs, except only when based on a factor other than gender; examples are seniority and merit.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the Equal Pay Act of 1963. It also enforces the following discrimination acts, which function as equal pay laws when applicable. Collectively, the laws prohibit discrimination in any aspect of employment, including unequal wages, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or disability (Employee Issues 2003-2011). What Sam also needed to do was document the demographics in the area and checks the employment rate among women and what the salaries for the

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