Event Title

Discrimination of Women in the Workplace

Poster Number

49

Faculty Mentor

Dr. William Schulte

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Mass Communication

Location

Richardson Ballroom

Start Date

22-4-2016 2:15 PM

End Date

22-4-2016 4:15 PM

Description

Working women have faced discrimination through the wage gap, the lack of paid maternity leave, harassment, and an overall patriarchal environment. This is an issue all women face and because they are a large portion of the population, research is necessary to find a solution. Though the problem is gradually improving, it still exists. The scope of this project is a generalized approach to the discrimination women face in the workforce. The first step for this research was locating government documents and finding court cases with women in general and women who experienced intersectional discrimination. The second step was conducting an interview with a woman who was one of two women in a corporate setting. I was able to take this information and find that there are not specific laws for women who have multiple intersections with their womanhood. I found that workplace discrimination is an ongoing problem that the government is slowly tackling. Courts have been able to get around gender-based discrimination in the workplace because there are not specific laws to all the different intersections that can occur. Organizations like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforce policies with guidelines to prevent discrimination based on sex and gender

Course Assignment

Multimedia Reporting of Public Institutions and Issues; MCOM 441; William Schulte

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Apr 22nd, 2:15 PM Apr 22nd, 4:15 PM

Discrimination of Women in the Workplace

Richardson Ballroom

Working women have faced discrimination through the wage gap, the lack of paid maternity leave, harassment, and an overall patriarchal environment. This is an issue all women face and because they are a large portion of the population, research is necessary to find a solution. Though the problem is gradually improving, it still exists. The scope of this project is a generalized approach to the discrimination women face in the workforce. The first step for this research was locating government documents and finding court cases with women in general and women who experienced intersectional discrimination. The second step was conducting an interview with a woman who was one of two women in a corporate setting. I was able to take this information and find that there are not specific laws for women who have multiple intersections with their womanhood. I found that workplace discrimination is an ongoing problem that the government is slowly tackling. Courts have been able to get around gender-based discrimination in the workplace because there are not specific laws to all the different intersections that can occur. Organizations like the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforce policies with guidelines to prevent discrimination based on sex and gender