Discrimination In The Workplace

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Outline Thesis: Today's work force faces discrimination problems such as occupational, earnings and sexual harassment.

I. Introduction II. Discrimination Issues A. Occupations B. Earnings C. Sexual Harassment III. Summary Intorcution: Although there are a lot of similarities between men and women in the work place, there are also many differences amongst men and women. Earnings and occupations ate the two most important differences in the work force. Women earn much less money than men do. Most women work in a place where it is predominantly women, and where occupations are smaller. Men work mostly in an occupation that is predominantly male. But there are a greater number of occupations for them.

Occupation: According to the United States Supreme Court, in the 1960's men and women must be treated equally in the workplace. The Division of labor, along with sex segregation in the work place does change over time. There is historical evidence that shows the change of sex typing in some occupations.

Several occupations in the U.S. have changed drastically in their sex composition since World War II. For example, insurance adjusters bank tellers, and real estate agents have all altered from male to female.

Women and men tend to be employed in diverse institutions with better pay towards men. The study done by Blau showed that within sex-oriented occupations, men tend to earn more than women do. This is because men tend to work in higher paying firms.

Earnings: Most women workers support themselves and their family members. About one out of five women workers provided for their families by themselves in the year of 1981.

Women's earnings are an important source for themselves and their families, even though they don't earn much. Women can expect to spend a considerable portion of their lives doing pay work in the...