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Women may be excluded from informal social interactions where employers may exchange important information & form useful friendships o Women of colour likely to be left out Discrimination Against Lesbians In The Workplace Research suggests that people who are open & accepting of their gay identity are higher in self esteem Many jobs seem to require that gay individuals remain in the closet Some lesbians prefer to receive the job offer 1 st & then come out gradually o Bias is less likely when people already familiar with employee’s high -qualified work o Labour unions can support les’s & gays when encounter workplace discrimination Several studies show that lesbian workers earn higher salaries that heterosexual female workers o Lesbians twice as likely than married women to have at least a bachelor’s degree (& education = correlated with person’s income) o Lesbians are more likely to pursue non-traditional careers,c which also pay better What To Do About Treatment Discrimination Individuals impact own work experience & of other women: o Women should be aware of the conditions in which stereotypes are least likely to operate o Join relevant organizations, use the internet, & make connections with other supportive people o Locate someone who has achieved success in your profession (mentor) Organizations genuinely committed to change can take precautions: o Understand affirmative action policies & take them seriously o Appoint a task force to examine gender issues within the organization o Train managers so that they can evaluate candidates fairly, reducing gender stereotypes Creating gender- fair work experiences requires a massive transformation of our culture… o Non-sexist child rearing o Acceptance of feminist concerns o Appreciation for the contributions of women & other underrepresented groups Truly gender-fair work would also provide a national child-care plan Downloaded by zg afg ([email protected]) lOMoARcPSD|3195086
Women Experiences In Selected Occupations Employment In Traditionally Female Occupations Women in traditionally female jobs frequently strong with problems such as low income, underutilization of abilities, & lack of independence in decisions making Women in these occupations report same level of job satisfaction as people in other occupations Importance work consider traditional for women may be different in developing countries o Only characteristic all traditionally female occupations have in common are relatively low pay Domestic Work o Many women emigrate to North America to live & work in private homes doing child care & other domestic work until they can earn a green card, which allows them to find better jobs Many be expected to work every day no time off, no health insurance for fraction of minimum wage salary Many report being insulted & treated like modern day slaves o Many immigrant domestic workers do not know their legal rights Garment Work o A sweat shop is a factory that violates labour laws regarding wages & working conditions o

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