Discrimination of Women In Employment: A Legal Perspective
Hohol, Geoffrey J.
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The disparities in female employment have not gone unrecognized by the federal government, however, with a fair amount of governmental measures having been invoked during the last twenty years to deal with Sex-based discrimination. These federal statutes and orders are the main concern of this paper, because by exploring such legal actions a more precise understanding of the problems that exist due to the inequalities in female employment is gained. Keeping this perspective in mind, this paper will first delve into the general background of women in the labor force for an overall view of the situation. Then a brief look into the "supreme" law of the nation, as it relates to constitutional aspects of female employment will be taken. Next, the major legislation enacted by the government concerning sex-based discrimination in employment will be studied and evaluated, along with court decisions that have helped shape and clarify these laws. In addition, an overview of state "protective" laws will be expounded. Finally, concluding remarks pertaining to the whole question of discrimination in employment based on sex will be given.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.