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Does Social Class Matter in Gender Discrimination?

Cherry Hill Employment Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C., Help to Build Strong Claims Against Discrimination.

Gender discrimination generally refers to disparate treatment of people based on their sex and gender or, more recently, gender identity. It could arise in job duties, work pay, as sexual harassment, or through a variety of other generally outlawed practices. The federal government has laws against gender discrimination and tasks the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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How can Gender Discrimination Affect the Health of an Employee?

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Title VII of the Civil Rights Act makes gender discrimination illegal. This law applies to any company with 15 or more employees. It applies to every area of employment, such as hiring, termination, pay, and job perks. If one employee receives disparate treatment and is somehow disadvantaged in their workplace, that may rise to the […]

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Study Shows That Doctors Frequently Experience Sexual Harassment on Social Media

A Pew Research Center study found that 41 percent of American adults have experienced harassment online, with one in five people reporting extreme online harassment, including sexual harassment. Additionally, a survey of 464 doctors showed that one in four physicians who use social media had been personally attacked. These attacks ranged from ridicule surrounding a […]

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Is Gender Equality an Unexpected COVID-19 Dividend?

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The current global pandemic has changed businesses in multiple ways, including social distancing, face masks, and sanitation protocols. Unexpectedly, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has also impacted the way society views gender in the workplace. The following are ways gender equality has improved during the pandemic. Blurred Gender Roles Historically, gender stereotypes portrayed women as less inclined […]

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Women at Scientific Institution Face Gender Discrimination

 

Salk Institute is considered a haven for scientific research and is known for employing scientific legends. However, recent lawsuits indicate that Salk Institute is guilty of gender discrimination. A female biochemist worked at Salk Institute for over 30 years. However, after her contract with the institute expired, she was forced to shut down her experiments. […]

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Serena Williams Fined at U.S. Open

 

At the women’s singles championship match at this year’s U.S. Open, Serena Williams, a tennis phenom of nearly 20 years, faced a new and talented challenger, Naomi Osaka. Serena, returning to the competitive sport within a year of giving birth, was issued a warning when her coach signaled her from the stands. She claimed not […]

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Maternal Walls in the #MeToo Movement

 

Women have historically been underrepresented in senior management and executive-level positions. They typically earn less than men and are also regularly faced with sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Sexual harassment against women has recently been in the spotlight due to the #MeToo Movement. The maternal wall metaphor, the idea that a woman will eventually become […]

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Walmart Faces Class Action Lawsuit from Female Workers

 

In November 2017, a group of female Walmart employees filed a gender discrimination suit against the country’s largest retailer in Florida federal court. A previous suit filed in 2001, Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., went over much of the same territory with California female worker, Betty Dukes. That suit alleged female Walmart employees were discriminated […]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination is a Form of Sex-based Discrimination

 

Unlike race, religion, sex, and national origin, sexual orientation is not a protected class under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Technically, this means that it is not illegal for employers in the United States to discriminate against job applicants and employees based on their sexual orientations. However, one case involving a sky diving […]

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Sexual Harassment at Work

 

Despite the fact that the vast majority – 98 percent – of American corporations now have sexual harassment policies in place, sexual harassment in the workplace is still quite prevalent. When it happens, it can be devastating for both the victim and the corporation. Some experts believe that sexual harassment is rooted in the national […]

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