Examples Of Gender Discrimination

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Good morning/ afternoon Discrimination occurs when one person is treated less favourably than another person because of certain characteristics such as gender, age, race pregnancy etc.. There are two forms of discrimination; direct and indirect discrimination (BCT work booklet 2014). Direct Discrimination is when a person treats or proposes to treat, someone unfavourably because of a personal characteristic. An example of direct discrimination is an employer doesn’t employ someone due to their age, gender, etc. Indirect discrimination is when a person imposes or proposes a requirement, condition or practice that has or is likely to disadvantage people like disabilities, family obligations, age etc. An example of indirect discrimination is having meetings in the evening and weekends that parents will be unable to attend (Adcq.qld.au, 2014) A common type of discrimination that occurs frequently is gender discrimination. Gender discrimination is any action that specifically denies opportunities, privileges or rewards to a person or group because of gender. When gender is a factor in other decision about employment opportunities or benefits this can also be considered gender discrimination…show more content…
The government could increase education to reduce gender discrimination occurring in the workplace. The government could do this through T.V advertisements, counselling, information night and group sessions. This would raise awareness of gender discrimination and the effect it has on women in the workplace. The government should also create policies and procedures that all Australian business must adhere to. These policies should address the issue with discrimination of pregnant women and when return to work. The government should also enforce equal pay between men and women. Theses recommendation can help decrease discrimination against women and better protect women
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