Essay on Gender Discrimination

5946 Words Aug 31st, 2013 24 Pages
GENDER DISCRIMINATION By Nkechi AGBOGO

TABLE OF CONTENT 1. Abstract 2. Introduction 3. What does sex discrimination cover 4. Sex discrimination possible scenes 5. Forms of sex discrimination 6. Reasons for sex discrimination 7. Policies which should help reduce gender discrimination 8. Conclusion 9. Reference

ABSTRACT Gender discrimination is an acute and persistent problem, especially in developing countries. This paper argues that gender discrimination is an inefficient practice. The distortions in the allocation of talent between managerial and unskilled positions, and in human capital investment, are analyzed. It is
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The definition is wide enough to cover those who are also discriminated against because they are perceived to be of a particular sex or because they are associated with someone of a particular sex.
The following situations and examples could give rise to a claim for direct discrimination:
• In an interview for a job the employer only asks female applicants about their domestic circumstances.
• A woman with inferior qualifications, and/or less experience than a man is appointed to the job or the promotion for which they both applied.
• A woman is told that she would not be considered for a job because it is “dirty work”
•A man is not encouraged to meet clients or invited to social events to meet them. Instead a mainly female group is selected.

2. Indirect discrimination: Can occur where there is a policy, practice or a procedure that applies to all workers, but particularly disadvantages workers of a particular sex. For example, a requirement that job applicants must be six feet tall could be met by significantly fewer women than men. Indirect discrimination can only be justified if it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim

3. harassment: when unwanted conduct related to sex has the purpose or effect of

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