How Does It Affect Employment And Job Retention For Women? Essay

1995 Words Sep 25th, 2016 8 Pages
In a world where gender inequality has existed for generation after generation it is to no surprise that it’s still a popular topic to this very day. While the media mainly focuses on subjects like, income inequality, and equal opportunities for both genders, it has forgotten about the discrimination that nearly all woman face because of their maternal right to give birth. For a country that has been a world leaders in woman’s rights, allowing the first woman to vote all the way back in 1893 (Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2016), it is surprising to still find this discrimination against woman’s right to give birth to our future generation 100 plus years later. To resolve this it’s important to understand why this is still happening and what we can do to minimise it, as no one should be discriminated against because of their god given right. In this essay we will tackle the question of, how does it affect employment and job retention for woman in the work place , is it just occurring in small New Zealand businesses, do our laws encourage the discrimination, and why is it still occurring?
The discrimination of pregnancy or early mothers in New Zealand is illegal and prohibited by law. It falls under 4 acts instated by the New Zealand government and international human rights acts. They are the Human Rights Act 1993, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987, and the Employment Relations Act 2000 (New Zealand Human…

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