Sex Discrimination In The Workplace

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Discrimination means treating people differently or unfairly, these treatments based on their membership in a certain social group or according to their sex, race, religion or even their beliefs. Discrimination starts to appear late 17th century; it started against social classes in Great Britain and against race in America. According to social scientist, discrimination according to sex can be defined as biological or anatomical features such as: being male or female, but discrimination according to gender, defined as the characteristic properties of male or female. Sex discrimination in workplaces includes both types of discriminations. People who exposed to sex discrimination in their workplaces, tend to be different from their surrounding…show more content…
Stainback (2011) mention some predications which could cause sex discrimination in workplace and could be represented by spreading sense of competition and threat between employees such as minority group is visible to be targeted for abuse and hostility from majority group and majority do these hostilities against minorities to protect their interests and advantages. Having the same sex manger or director in the workplace make the same sex employees have some sort of power especially if the manger gives promotions and authority to the same sex, this creates atmosphere of sex discrimination in workplace. Moreover if the workplace is not support their employees on their qualifications and hard work, they would feel discriminated that would differ if the workplace is large company where the damage is minor or could be more pronounced in small workplace. Stainback also mentioned that if the employee have relative in the workplace who have more experience and power could make other employee subjected to sex discrimination especially if the relative is a woman with great power can be seen as a threat to male employee as some studies proved that women with great authority and education tend to do discrimination in the…show more content…
Sex discrimination effects women on outnumbering men in graduate schools and entering workplaces in unprecedented numbers, but still entering high professionals slowly and also underrepresented at highest levels of power and leadership in workplaces comparing to men. Stone (2013) states that the percentage of women colleges such as law and medical schools are highly increased for 50% between 2011 and 2012 which made a huge gap between number of men and women graduated and being employed has been smaller since 1970s and this leads to the fact that the fewer males have continues to hold lager percentage in the workforces than the females across all levels of education. Stone (2013) shows that sex discrimination is more clearly in employment by giving example about graduates who want to apply for law firms. He said that in spite of law schools’ graduating classes are almost half men and half women and despite that law firms hiring tends to be similarly split, but there is something unusual happens to most women after they began to enter the law profession, they just disappear. According to studies in 2005, only 17% of firm partners at major firms cross the country were women, 53% entry-level corporate jobs belong to women and 26% of women in positions of vice presidents and managers. The research indicates that men are twice these percentages. Some says that women want to stay at
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