Sex Discrimination in Employment
Employment is critical to women’s equality, but women still experience employment discrimination in both obvious and indirect ways.
- Some women are fired or otherwise penalized for becoming pregnant
- Some women are pushed out of work by being denied job modifications during their pregnancies
- Some new mothers are not given accommodation in the workplace to express (“pump”) breast milk or to meet other family obligations, such as caring for children or other family members.
- Some women are unfairly shut out of jobs – such as police and firefighting work – by tests of physical strength or agility
In addition, women workers suffer unequal pay, “steering” into lower-paying and less desirable jobs, or discrimination based on their marital status.
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