Combating Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Pregnancy discrimination is a real threat, even in first world countries such as the United States. While it may seem contradictory, pregnancy discrimination is one of the most blatant ways employers abuse their employees. While there are laws in place to combat discrimination , employers often don’t abide by those laws. What Pregnancy Discrimination Looks Like. The first step in combating discrimination is understanding what it looks like.

Five Ways to Fight the Workplace Divide And Gender Discrimination

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you’re reading about the countless stories of sexual harassment in Hollywood, researching the wage gap or simply talking to your favourite female, it’s obvious women still suffer in the workplace. According to The Telegraph 1 in 5 women have been sexually harassed in the workplace. So how can women fight against this ever-present workplace divide, or what’s often called gender discrimination? How can women do this?

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Women in the Workplace: What 2017 Taught Us

Ms. Career Girl

2017 has been a full-on year for women in the workplace – we tried to close the gender pay gap and smash the glass ceiling, we fought for workplace harassment claims to be heard and, on our time off, we joined the Women’s March. Here are the biggest stories of 2017 for working women, from finding new leadership icons to finding our voices. Young working women have more career icons than ever before.

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Empowered women = Empowered Economies

Ms. Career Girl

A key part of this is female participation in the workforce and the improvement of women’s lives within society. This makes sense, countries that have low female participation in the workplace are depriving their economies of a crucial ingredient: Intelligent and skilled labor. Women Investing and Investing in Women. Technology has evened the playing field for women in many ways by providing access to new industries that don’t have the baggage of stigma against women.

Wal-Mart, Women, & Workplace Inequity


There will always be inequity in pay – - and usually the inequity is on the side of women because they are, most of the time, the designated primary care-giver once they become a parent. 90% of the women will say they’re waiting to hear from their children that they are home safe.

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We Want More Women!

Ms. Career Girl

The post We Want More Women! It’s a common complaint throughout the tech industry: there aren’t enough women–and the few who are there are treated terribly. It is important to know that the lack of women isn’t an isolated tech-world problem. Women hold fewer positions of leadership, their work is valued less, and their opinions and ideas often dismissed. This doesn’t mean that women can’t find each other, of course. The post We Want More Women!

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A year in reflection: International Women’s Day 

Ms. Career Girl

Like any year, 2019 was a mixture of successes and failures for women’s rights. This is true whether we are talking about the rights of women in employment, women in the wider UK, or for women worldwide. One of the truly positive notes to come from the December 2019 Westminster election was that this Parliament has the most female MPs in history , and for the first time, more than a third of MPs are women. Highest proportion of women in work ever.

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Women, Career, And The Law: What You Need To Know

Ms. Career Girl

The post Women, Career, And The Law: What You Need To Know appeared first on Ms. Currently, a majority of women believe that gender discrimination is widespread in the workplace. While there is a growing movement among both sexes to address the problem, you need to know now what gender discrimination is and what you can do about it. But money issues are only one factor of gender discrimination. Different interview questions for men and women.

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Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination is a disease.” . . Other questions, and other answers, soon followed, many of which indicated to us that what was happening to Janine may well have been derived from illegal age discrimination. You may note that we did not ask Janine the age of the new Museum Director, because anyone can discriminate against anyone, regardless of their own age, gender, race, etc.). So, how do you know if you have been a victim of illegal discrimination?

Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

Sklover Working Wisdom

Discrimination is a disease.” . . Other questions, and other answers, soon followed, many of which indicated to us that what was happening to Janine may well have been derived from illegal age discrimination. You may note that we did not ask Janine the age of the new Museum Director, because anyone can discriminate against anyone, regardless of their own age, gender, race, etc.). So, how do you know if you have been a victim of illegal discrimination?

Looking into Women’s Rights in The Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Women tend to cry for equality without understanding their entitlements. However, unless women themselves understand their rights, there’s only going to be passive action, or worse – senseless noise. Growing up under the influence of the widely held perception that women are weak and frail and must at all times be protected, even coddled, men— and some women too —find it very difficult to let go of this primitive stereotypical belief.

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Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

Friday, September 03, 2010 Illegal Discrimination in Tech? So, when I hear women whining about being discriminated against I always have to stop and wonder, is it illegal discrimination or different choices? Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Women are.

Lean In or Lean Out: Women Are Damned Either Way


A lot of movement has occurred in the last few years to bring greater equality to the workplace for women, but we are still far from an equal environment. Still pressured to not “make waves”, even at events to foster more women in tech, they are encouraged to hold back. This is leading to women leaders under greater amounts of internal stress than their male counterparts and may cause symptoms of depression. With women still earning somewhere between $0.78

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High Heels and Discriminatory Dress Codes in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

Now apply these demands to men, and that’s where the problem lies; dress codes disproportionately target women. Discriminatory dress codes and specifically the case of forcing women to wear high heels have recently had the. High Heels and Discriminatory Dress Codes in the Workplace. Employer career women discrimination in the workplace Discriminatory Dress Codes diversity dress code gender equality gender inequality high heels sexism Workplace equality

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“Is My Employment Discrimination Case Strong? – Here’s How to Tell”

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ” : One of the questions most frequently asked of employment lawyers – and of this blog – is this: “Do I have a strong employment discrimination case?” Do you need a lawyer to decide if your employment discrimination case is strong or weak? You can, with the right tools, determine whether you have a strong discrimination case. LESSON TO LEARN : Employment discrimination cases are quite common in our society, and seemingly more common as time goes by.

HBR Says Women Experience More Incivility than Men at Work — Especially from Other Women (KD at #workhuman)

The HR Capitalist

2--Another HR Manager type asked a question about - and I'm not making this up - making her workplace meditation sessions/rooms mandatory for people because participation was low. One of the highlights of Workhuman this year is a #metoo panel, described below: The #MeToo movement brought to light human behaviors that have no place in a human workplace. However, it has been unclear to as to who is perpetrating the mistreatment towards women at work.

2018 108

This Employee Beat Dress Code Discrimination With Cosplay


But can cosplay fit into your workplace’s dress code requirements? When Dress Codes Discriminate. The dess code at Rivas’ workplace initially stipulated only that employee attire needed to be “clean and pressed.” And Rivas’ employer did just that — the initiating incident of this hilarious workplace protest was her supervisor determining that her head scarf was unprofessional.

A Woman’s Guide to Protecting Herself in A Workplace Environment

Ms. Career Girl

The post A Woman’s Guide to Protecting Herself in A Workplace Environment appeared first on Ms. Though things have begun to turn around in recent years, the ratio of men to women in high business positions is pathetic to say the least. That leaves women with a whopping 12 percent of the ruling power. In addition to this, women only get paid an average of 77% of what men earn in the world. The workplace is not a safe or fair environment for a woman by any means.

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Changing the Bigger Picture for Long-Term Gender Equality

Ms. Career Girl

Although discrimination in the workplace has been a discussion for decades, women and social rights activists have become more adamant than ever over the last few years about creating safe work spaces for women. Women file the majority of discrimination reports , but in order to truly change the bigger picture for gender equality, we must rewrite public policy, and campaign to raise awareness that discrimination remains a prevalent problem in the U.S.

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Dealing With Potentially Criminal Sexist Behavior In the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

For as much progress as has been made with women achieving equality in the worldwide workforce, there is still much to do. And women in the business world, in particular, have to pay attention very carefully to potentially criminal sexist behavior that they encounter. The more times this behavior is reported, the sooner employers will create a better quality workplace across the gender spectrum. Especially when handling sex crimes , women have to know when to call a lawyer.

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“Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber” Asks is it Discrimination or Biology?

Evil HR Lady

“At Google, we’re regularly told that implicit (unconscious) and explicit biases are holding women back in tech and leadership. Of course, men and women experience bias, tech, and the workplace differently and we should be cognizant of this, but it’s far from the whole story.” Is the fact that tech isn’t 50/50 men and women due to bias against women or are there truly other factors, unrelated to bias that keeps the numbers different?

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What Causes Conflict in the Workplace?

Ms. Career Girl

Conflict in the modern workplace is unavoidable. By understanding the various types of workplace conflict and their underlying causes, you’ll be able to tackle worker disputes with a sense calmness and professionalism. Large workplaces are veritable breeding grounds for clashing personalities, as every member of the team has his or her own professional background and way of doing things. Have you encountered conflict in the workplace?

2014 209

my boss is discriminating against my pregnant employee

Ask a Manager

I want to make sure that we have a workplace that is welcoming to women, especially since this kind of behavior is not uncommon in our field. He needs to hear about the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the federal law that forbids treating an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of pregnancy or childbirth. The law says we can’t discriminate against someone because of a pregnancy. advice about your boss law + order workplace practices

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We Need to Brick Up Sexism

The Undercover Recruiter

As the world celebrated International Women’s Day yesterday, there are still some cases of sexual discrimination in the workplace. It doesn’t matter which industry women work in, it is something they will face, often on a daily basis. More than two-thirds of women in construction (72%) say they have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace […]. Workplace Construction International Womens Day IWD randstad sexism Women

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How #ILookLikeAnEngineer is Raising Awareness About Continued Sexism in STEM

Ms. Career Girl

Wenger took to Medium with a poignant article calling on not just women to participate in her new #ILookLikeAnEngineer campaign. And, yes, it’s true, women in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math ) are still scraping their way up the ranks and receiving sexist push-back while it happens – even after major advancements over the centuries by women like Marie Curie, Rosalind Franklin, Valentina Tereshkova, and Frances Allen.

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Men’s Height and Women’s Weight Impact Wages


A new study confirms what old studies already agreed on: shorter men and fatter women make less money on average. But in all cases, shorter men and fatter women experience, on average, wage and advancement discrimination. Now researchers at Exeter University have shown a clear connection between wages and height for men, and wages and BMI for women. Women’s wages dropped $4250 US with every 28 pounds above the average.

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BBC Pay Gap Casts Light on a Wider Workplace Problem

The Undercover Recruiter

The list revealed just under a third were women, with only two women featured in the top 10, who in addition are paid considerably less than the top male earners. Pay discrepancy between men and women. BBC Pay Gap Casts Light on a Wider Workplace Problem. Employer bbc discrimination diversity equal pay gender gender equality gender inequality gender pay gap pay disparity race sexism Workplace Diversity

2017 46

Dress Code: Am I Getting Discriminated Against?

Career Realism

So, all I can think of is that I’m being discriminated against for my beauty. As for proving discrimination, you’d have to be able to validate that some other female wore the exact same skirt and wasn’t told not to wear it again. DALE: I hope Melissa wasn’t concerned about discrimination in the legal sense, but more in the social sense, trying to figure out how to know what will and won’t be acceptable. Workplace discrimination dress code

Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work


It was hot news earlier this year that more and more companies are providing egg-freezing services for their employees and increasingly, millennial women are carefully planning the parenthood phase of their lives by taking these companies up on these services. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.

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The Key to Ending Gender Bias in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

If you find that women in your place of business are feeling discriminated against, do a bit of introspection. As an administrator, are you somehow seeing women as caregivers instead of professionals? Sometimes, on a subconscious level, men compare women seeking promotions with their mothers or wives who stayed at home. The way we grew up envisioning the role of women will be a huge factor when trying to rid ourselves of unwanted biases.

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4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Trends Seeking to Address Cultural Diversity in the Workplace appeared first on Ms. Unfortunately, that ‘identity’ is somewhat skewed depending on what area of the nation you hail from and with staggering numbers of recent immigrants from third world and war-torn countries, it is becoming increasingly difficult to address such widespread diversity in the workplace. 2) Addressing the Growing Numbers of Women in the Workforce.

10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

Career Realism

When we look closely at women in the business world, however, we may not have come as far as we think. Sure, women have made great strides in the corporate climate, but it appears we still do have a long way to go. Related: 7 Ways Women Can Achieve Happiness & Satisfaction In Their Careers. Here are ten things that have not changed all that much for working women. That’s great, but women are still expected to be in charge and delegate household responsibilities.

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4 Ways to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace

The Undercover Recruiter

Despite the strides we have made in gender inequality, female workers still get paid less than their male counterparts, with women significantly underrepresented in senior management roles. Discrimination and unequal pay is illegal, but the facts show that we still face huge obstacles in equal opportunities, and employers play a vital role in overcoming these. 4 Ways to Promote Gender Equality in the Workplace.

2017 67

How Can We Achieve Gender Equality in the Workplace? #IWD2015

The Undercover Recruiter

Forty-five years on from the introduction of the Equal Pay Act in 1975, you would have thought that gender discrimination in the workplace would be a thing of the distant past. Although women are in the strongest position they’ve ever been in terms of career progression and opportunities, it would appear that we are not. How Can We Achieve Gender Equality in the Workplace?

2015 74

4 Implications of Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Ruling for Women & Work


Here are some implications workplaces and leaders may not have considered as a result of this decision by our Supreme Court with regard to Hobby Lobby. Handicaps Women in the Workforce. Contraceptives were one of the main catalysts for women in the workforce and equality. Women don’t have the luxury of having 2 minutes of passion with the ability to walk away from responsibility like our male counterparts.

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Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies?

Ms. Career Girl

Recent allegations from Susan Fowler, a former site reliability engineer at the company, assert that both the Uber management and HR department subjected her and her female colleagues to appalling sexual discrimination. Stories surface again and again of women dismissed for calling men out on their actions, or women offered jobs only on condition of sex, or women patronised into believing their skillset expendable. The post Should Feminists Avoid These 4 Companies?

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Microsoft May Not Have a Toxic Workplace (but It’s Definitely Not Healthy)

Evil HR Lady

Microsoft spends around $55 million dollars per year on diversity and inclusion effort s, but that hasn’t stopped complaints of gender discrimination and sexual harassment. These show that out of the 8000 similarly situated women, 238 complaints of gender discrimination and harassment had been filed between 2010 and 2016. Interestingly, 118 of those were gender discrimination claims and the company only considered one to be based in fact.

2018 107

What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap


The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 Why Workplace Pay Disparity Exists. But What About Women and the Wage Gap. Keep in mind that when women first entered the workforce in large numbers, there was no compensation plan or salary bands to establish these checks and balances. Look at all protected classes and not just women. Be a mentor to other women.

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How to Spot the 5 Subtle Forms of Workplace Bias

Water Cooler Wisdom

In other words, we don’t mean to discriminate, but we can’t help it. Recognize that in meetings, women tend to be asked to take notes more often than men and are more frequently the victims of crosstalk and credit stealing (men may speak over them or coop their ideas). I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a tall, white man. While I am Caucasian, I’m not tall or male.

2020 46

some men in my office refuse to be alone with women

Ask a Manager

Generally, they treat employees well, have flexible workplace policies, and overall strive to create a healthy work environment. While this doesn’t present itself as much of an issue in the day-to-day operation of the workplace, this has had impacts on performance reviews, work trips, and work-related outings (and, frankly, my morale). Will it benefit women in my workplace? This is disgusting and sexist, and it hurts women. law + order workplace practice

2019 43

Is This Woman the Victim of Pay Discrimination? We Report, You Decide.

HR Capitalist

I'm a believer that women deserve equal pay for equal work/performance. In her view, she kept falling in the traps that she says many women fall into as they attempt to navigate through the workplace. Economics Legal Affairs Workplace

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Top Five: Ellen Pao and Diversity in Tech


In her statement, published on Recode , she said, “Our society is struggling with workplace discrimination and harassment. Some businesses are now making changes to prevent discrimination — and importantly measuring and talking about it. But we have a long way to go, as women and minorities continue to make up a small fraction of the management at our most lucrative and productive companies.”. HR discrimination in the workplace diversity diversity in tech

Poll: Is This a Sign of Progress or Discrimination?

Career Realism

Women are making their mark in the workplace , but it seems that men are still getting the bigger paycheck at the end of the day. Although women got more raises than men this year, men got more money, according to this infographic by TribeHR , Researchers found that 7.4 percent of women received raises while only 6.2 Is this a sign of gender discrimination ? Poll discrimination men money poll raise women