Walmart Gender Gap Analysis

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the labor market and use their skills and receive the same pay as their male counterparts. Additionally, they will have to worry about the cost of childcare and set alarm for a less paying job because of their situation. There needs to be policy changes in order for the gender gap to be narrowed, and ultimately closed. The two areas where there needs to be a focus on is an office in the government that deal specifically with the gender wage gap, and implementations of taxes. The company Walmart was hit with a class action lawsuits, in the city of San Francisco in 2001 (Walmart, 2012). This lawsuit consisted of 6 women that work for Walmart, and they felt that they were not receiving fair treatment when it pertain to mobility with Inn …show more content…
The Supreme Court did accept to review the case, but finally ended up throwing it out. It should be noted, by the Supreme Court throwing out this case, this is one of the largest cases in the American history be to be thrown out by the Supreme Court (Liptak, 2011). The Supreme Court says there was no continuity within the reasons of the case. The Supreme Court suggested that each individual within the case, had different reasoning’s and situations. For these reasons, the Supreme Court couldn 't find Walmart to be discriminated against these women. It is important to note, that the Supreme Court did not find Walmart operating in a discriminatory fashion. The Supreme Court found that the case couldn 't be further along because each individual within the case had a different situation (Liptak, 2011). We have equal pay policies with Inn the United States, but there still has been discrimination widely practiced against women. Even though individuals have tried to show these corporations are not paying women equally, the courts have ruled in the corporation 's favor. In all reality, it isn 't supposed to be the core to make the pay decisions, it 's the corporations who are supposed to make the pay …show more content…
Additionally, females wouldn’t see males as a dominating figure in the workplace. I think there should be a mandate that states must release their academic planning for each year to the government office that I created, to ensure that there is implementation of teachings of gender type discrimination and gender within the individual 's academic year. This would allow students to actually learn about genderalization, instead of learning by societal values. By learning about this at a younger age, this would give females a voice and confidence which they could carry into adulthood if they were to go through discrimination of this type. This would eventually evolve and trickle down to decreasing the gender wage gap. Even though taking on the gender wage gap is a feat in itself, a change in policy and societal attitude may help shrink the gender wage gap. If there was a governmental office specifically for handling the gender wage gap and equality there would be more oversight for these issues. Our societal attitude is divided when the topic of conversation is gender wage gap. There are many people within our society that have debates and their own

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