An introduction to the issue of sexual discrimination and the wage difference in the workplace

Social norms and expectations exert pressure on women to bear a disproportionate share of domestic work—particularly caring for children and elderly parents. Hegewisch, Ariane, and Asha DuMonthier. Women are rarely found at the very top levels of US business organizations and comprise only Elise Gould, senior economist, joined EPI in For federally regulated employers, pay equality is guaranteed under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Switzerland In Switzerland, the Federal Act on Public Procurement stipulates that a contracting authority may only award a contract to a company that guarantees equal pay for women and men and has a system to verify compliance.

gender wage gap

One of the early strikes for equal pay was in by women tram and bus conductorswhich resulted in a settlement of a bonus in pay equal to that paid to men workers.

Equal Rules and Policies: Females and males cannot be treated differently based on gender in terms of employment contracts, benefits and policies in the workplace. It is clear why this disadvantages women.

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Equal pay for equal work