The unequal treatment of persons due to the socially constructed norms and myths has affected workplace operations.
In terms of pay, gender inequality or sex discrimination arises where every dollar earned by a man, a woman earns less by 33 cents on the same job.
On the other hand, a large population of women has a low educational qualification which allows them to access low-paying jobs in the service industry.
Moreover, the dire need to provide for their children places them at the disadvantaged end of the employers who utilize the cheap labor to maximize their profits.
Discrimination based on gender has become rampant in the world with the most incidences being experienced at the workplaces.
In the workplace, the human resource practices do enact harmful gender inequalities through policies, and decision-making processes.Gender inequality has detrimental effects on society, the economy and human development.A favorable climate for diversity sets in with fair treatment of every person regardless of the socially ascribed roles based on one’s sex.In addition, an organization’s corporate culture does affect the equity and equality of employees.Some places create a hostile culture that only the males can survive intimidating the women.The traditional mentalities still evolve within modern workplaces despite women making strides in attaining equal qualifications.Gender roles played by women such as child and family care forces women to take long leaves from work or leave work at the official working time.Gender discriminatory pay sprouts from structural imbalances aligned to gender segregation by departments, networks, and job ladders.Overrepresentation of the female gender on some sections makes that sector a lower status area.Such practices affect hiring, pay, promotion and training of men and women in the labor market.They promote the notion that women and men are not equal.