3-18-08 Gender Equity at Work

3-18-08 Gender Equity at Work - 3-18-2008TodaySome current...

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Unformatted text preview: 3-18-2008TodaySome current gender/work problemsoEmployer discriminationoCare work and the care penaltyoStalled revolution in the houseworkOpt-out revolutionoOr, End of the gender revolution?oIdeas for breaking the impasseGender Equity at WorkEqual Pay Act, 1963oCant pay workers in equal jobs unequallyoHard to prove when job titles differCivil Rights Act, Title VII, 1964oCant discriminate purposefully in employment against women or minoritiesoHard to prove (e.g. hiring pool comparisons)Wal-Mart and the Glass CeilingInvestigating and Proving Gender Discriminationhttp://www.walmartclass.com/Wal-Mart BasicsFounded by Sam WaltonHeadquarters in Bentonville, ARLargest retailer in the worldLargest private employer in the U.S.$244.6 billion in sales; $6 billion profit in 20036,000 stores worldwideLawsuit claimsoSubjective system of hiring, promotion, and compensation, negatively affecting womenoWillingness to relocate rule for managers a pretext, not necessary...
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