Gender Discrimination At Goodyear Case Study

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Gender Discrimination at Goodyear
Introduction
Firstly, I have chosen Goodyear because as a firm it has faced numerous lawsuits by its female employees who claim that the firm promotes gender discrimination at the workplace based on differences in pay for women and men as well as other gender issues. The firm has also been sued for dismissing female employees who later claimed that they had been provided with a hostile work environment and then dismissed by the company based on their gender. The characteristics of the U.S economy are such that in most cases women tend to earn less
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which was heard as an appeal by the Supreme Court, which declined to rule on whether the charges brought against Goodyear regarding gender discrimination were valid. The controversy relating to the case was based on the fact that Lilly Ledbetter was earning far less than her male counterparts whom she had joined the company with at the same level. By the time she was retiring, Lilly Ledbetter was earning about $3,700 per month, while her male co-workers at a similar level were earning between $4,200 and $5,200 per month. This was evidence that there was an earning disparity between Lilly and her coworkers, which Lilly?s suit attributed to their different genders. The characteristics of the U.S legal system require employers not to discriminate in their pay structures against employees of a specific gender as articulated in laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and 42 U.S.C. 1981. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 clearly states that all employees should be paid in accordance with the work they do in a company and that the salary an employee receives should not be based on their gender, but rather on their work …show more content…
This claim is backed by yearly data collected by the census and statistics bureau, which indicates that in many professions, men out-earn women by significant margins. This data is true form most professions even in fields that were traditionally regarded as a preserve for females such as teaching and nursing (Weinberger, 2011). However, the rampant gender discrimination should not serve as an excuse for companies such as Goodyear to perpetuate gender discrimination. Female employees all across the U.S should unite to fight for equal pay with their male counterparts in all professions, which is the ethical and morally right course of action. Various reasons have been advanced for the income disparities between men and women in America some of which include the fact that women might not work as many hours as men based on their role as home-makers and

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