Women are more likely to be impoverished because of the wage gap, the jobs that women have, and their children. The main reason that women are more likely to go into poverty compared to men is the wage gap. The wage gap is the average difference between a man and womans income while working the same job. This pay gap has gotten smaller over the years, and some states have laws
If a woman and male employee are working the same job for the same time, it would seem fair that women and men would earn the same amount. However, this is not the case. Women, working alongside with men, are paid less than the men. This income inequality can cause women to work in other companies. As a result, gender diversity is reduced.
As a result, with the Equal Pay Act and Title VII, an employer cannot deny women equal pay for equal work; deny women transfers, promotions, or wage increases; sway job evaluations to relegate women’s pay; or purposely segregate men and women into jobs according to their gender. However, some researchers suggested the idea that some female employees consider that receiving less pay than a male counterparts is fair due to studies given. In Spite of this, is the Gender Pay Gap which is related to society’s gender-associated roles and norms based on research opinions. Equal pay f... ... middle of paper ... ...en. This is the only group of workers in which women appeared to have an advantage.
It is certain that gender inequality exists today, and while there are ideas as to the cause, there is no reason why this gap should continue to go on. The government should take steps to close the gender gap in the workforce. Usually it is indeed females that receive the most inequality but there are cases where men are treated unequally. A woman’s right to equality guarantees that she will be treated fairly in the workplace and that she is respected as having equal value and worth as her male peers. The wage gap has been around since women started working outside the home, and even as more careers become open to women.
A variety of very different jobs are compared based on a composite of the skill, effort and responsibility of a job and the conditions under which the job is generally done. The comparison determines the relative worth of those jobs to the achievement of a firm’s objectives, under the proposition that equal contribution merits equal compensation. Where female-dominated jobs in the workplace are found to be of equal or comparable value to male-dominated jobs but paid below the level of the male jobs or payline, then all employees in those female-dominated jobs are entitled to receive pay equity adjustments. But how are these adjustments to be determined in a workplace that already subjectively undervalues the effort and contribution of women and minorities?
The Equal Pay Act sought for equal pay for both men and women who did the same work in similar working conditions that however, didn’t necessarily guarantee equal pay for women because employers based wages on quality and quantity, which segregated women to low-standing jobs that solidified the gender barriers between men and women. The Civil Rights Act of 1946 prohibited discrimination, “on the basis pf race, color, sex, religion or national origins in determining wages...” (Henderson & Jeydel, 2014, pg. 122) and added enforcement measures unlike the Equal Pay Act, by allowing women to sur in a time period one-hundred and eighty days in the discovery of payment inequalities. The discrimination Act made it illegal for employers to fire females based on pregnancy and pregnancy related issues, but the Bona Fide Occupational Qualification gave employers a loop hole in which they where able to take sex into account when employing an individual to a certain job. In the European Union, the Social Charter sought to guarantee equal rights for all part-time workers and stated that, “unfair treatment of part time workers can constitute indirect sex discrimination against women,” (Henderson & Jeydel, 2014, pg.
To further gender equality and fairness, we must have equal representation in work. However, women are still not being represented enough in the workplace. Even thought the United Kingdom is extremely advanced, it’s workplaces and job arenas are still unequal and slanted towards men. Pay, discrimination, and representation are all factors of the inequality that women often experience in the workplace. To have complete equality in the workplace would be a huge leap for gender equality outside of work, too.
Women in the work field are supposed to be as equal as men yet, there are some aspects that have not changed such as, respect, power and pay. Women could maintain the same job as a man but, still make less than men. According to United States Census Bureau, women make seventy-seven cents that a man’s dollars. Overall, in a year women are losing money that they have worked for. However, society as a whole is composed of consumers, and if consumers are not willing to changer there ways of thought and allow women and men to become equal then women will always be less than a men.
It is explainable if the reason for getting paid less is the occupation, but there is no explanation for when there is a man and woman working in the same field and the woman i... ... middle of paper ... ...ve to be done because women should receive the same opportunities as men. This also goes along with unjust wages. People should not have to work and worry about if they have enough money to pay for their necessities. If one works, then that one should be able to live comfortably and provide for the family. As a result, fair wages should be enforced.