Sex Discrimination Essay
Despite Legislation for Equal Opportunities, sexism is still in evidence in the workplace.
Sexism is a particular concern for society when considering it's effect in the workplace. Sexism has always been a particular problem in the labour market especially with the formation of capitalism. In the last half of the
20th century this has been especially highlighted due to the increase of woman entering the labour market. This aroused the need for a legislation for equal opportunity for both sex's to be passed in 1975. It stated that discrimination of a persons sex whether male or female was unlawful in employment, union membership, education, provision of goods, services, advertisements and pay.
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By 1971 the situation had reversed and woman dominated this area. As soon as the number of woman increased, office work was down graded and became a low paid dead end job by deskilling. Theactivities where broken down to suit what was thought as women's abilities (Mildrew 1992: 12).
Educational qualifications are a must for anyone who wants a career (man or woman). 20 years ago girls would have left education at the end of their O- levels being norm. In the 1991/92 GCSE results 42.7% of girls compared with
34.1% of boys received 5 or more A-C grades and 16.1% compared with
14.4% of boys received 3 or more passes at A-Level. The number of woman students at university has tripled in the last 21 years which is almost