Here's the Latest Info on Sex Discrimination in the Workplace
According to Bonnie Marcus, the #MeToo movement and the ongoing allegations of sexual
misconduct perpetrated by many well-known politicians and celebrities have made the topic of
sexual discrimination to attract the attention of many people in society. He adds that these things
are not new because the issue attracted the attention of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission making them track it for decades. According to the author, the number of reports
about sexual discrimination did not increase as they were expected to even though the #MeToo
movement was formed and the issue received enough media attention. He cites the report that
was made by InsuranceQuotes.com that says that the reports about sexual discrimination have
gone down contrary to the expectations of many people that their attention to the matter would
lead to many people coming out and reporting the cases to the relevant authorities. According to
the author, the reports that were made in the year 2017 with regard to sexual discrimination were
found to have “no reasonable cause.” He notes that in the same year, a quarter of the complaints
made involved employees being fired unfairly because they belonged to a given gender. The
author presents an outcry about the fact that many cases of gender discrimination go unreported.
He looks at whether geography affects the number of complaints made.
In my opinion, the paper is addressing important issues that are supposed to be spoken about
concerning the problem of gender discrimination. He noted the fact that there are many cases of
sexual discrimination that are not reported hence giving the perpetrators a lifeline, which in turn
promotes impunity in the society. Dealing with the perpetrators of the offense plays an important
role in making sure that the people take responsibility for their mistakes.
Are Your Job Descriptions Driving Away Talent With Unconscious Gender Bias?
In this particular article, the author writes information that will keep recruiters thinking. He asks
whether the job descriptions that a number of the employers are publishing together with the
vacancy announcement are sexist and that they might be sending the wrong information to the
female candidates. The author notes that despite the progress that has been made, women are still
blocked in the workplace which is a manifestation of the cases of gender discrimination in the
workplace. According to the author, women make 16% of the executive teams in the United
States of America. He also notes the fact that 97% of the US companies have executive teams
that have failed to meet the required gender demographics of the population and the labor force.
According to the author, recruitment in various companies and organizations plays an important
role in gender equality. The article also includes important information on how gender
discriminations are rampant in job descriptions. The article also includes the results of the study
that was conducted on how the job descriptions deterred women from seeking some of the
advertised jobs because they were made to appear masculine.
The article addresses an important issue that has not caught the attention of many people.
Companies may be contented that the job descriptions enable them to get the right people to take
up various positions in the company, but they do not know, or they do not care about the impact
that such descriptions have on the people. It is, therefore, important for the company to take extra
care when they are drafting the job descriptions and when they are carrying out the recruitment
process to ensure that they do not discriminate prospective employees based on gender. It is time
to stop sexual biased job descriptions.
Why Employers Favor Men
In this article, Dina Gerdeman asks a critical question, and that is why “Why are women
discriminated against in hiring decisions?” She notes the fact that the research that was
conducted by Christine Exley, Katherine Coffman and Muriel Niederle helped in answering the
question above. The research notes that men are likely to be hired by the companies compared to
men because the employers are prejudiced against women. The research notes that employers
are likely to hire an abled man instead of hiring a woman, according to the author. The author
also talks about the two faces of discrimination noting that it is clear that gender discrimination
runs through the workplace. Dina Gerdeman also notes that women are likely to earn 78 cents
compared to men and the fact that it is hard for woe, which is working in some industries, to
advance to the top of their fields. She adds that women make up just 4.2 percent of CEOs at S&P
500 firms and 19.2 percent of board members. The author also simulates a hiring situation where
he tests for gender bias. In the article, the author also reveals the fact that women employers are
most likely to hire their fellow women.
The author gives important information on why women are not considered in some hiring
decisions. The fact that she uses the findings of research to come up with conclusions means that
her claims are true and that there is a need to address the situation for the benefit of society as a
whole. The stakeholders that are known to fight against sexual discrimination can use it in
fighting the problems.
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