For women in the workplace, gender employment discrimination can be a real concern. Issues that are covered under the various laws against discrimination in the workplace include equal pay, sexual harassment and pregnancy rights. In this article, we will explore the different facets of gender employment discrimination and what rights women in the workplace have today.
The earliest form of gender employment discrimination was prohibited by the Equal Pay Act of 1963. This act requires that men and women should be given equal pay for equal work in the same place of business. Although the jobs don’t have to be identical, they must be substantially equal. It is the content of the job and not the job title that determines whether the jobs are substantially equal.