How would you fight gender inequality in the workplace? Particularly over salary

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  1. marketingskeptic profile image70
    marketingskepticposted 7 years ago

    How would you fight gender inequality in the workplace? Particularly over salary differences?

  2. Mr. Happy profile image84
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    Knee the boss where it hurts? Always an option but may not always work.

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    manumposted 7 years ago

    Well you have asked a really difficult question. Do you ever watch So You Think You Can Dance USA? The sub-text could just as well be your question. Do women and men perform similarly that we should understand they are looking for the same or equal salary, paid at the same times. I personally would start by paying men and women on different days of the pay term. Eventually salaries will be just right. What might happen initially is that people will start trying to organise their leave around personal need days, and then unpaid leave, and when that has been perfectly understood by all, everyone will want to eat lunch on site, and happy days...who gets paid for the work they do will realise itself in salary correction requests to HR. Does that mean a raise, maybe do not follow my advice.

  4. marketingskeptic profile image70
    marketingskepticposted 7 years ago

    Haha, I agree with both of you.

    I've always wondered what would happen if a female CEO paid male workers less than female workers...would they sue? And if they did, would they win? I do wish this would happen someday so that we could readdress and then revamping the whole workplace inequality thing.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 7 years ago

    First, I think you really have to research it to be sure there is indeed gender inequality going on in terms of salary.  Most legitimate employers of today have made every attempt to move away from such practices.  Now there may be some differences in what particular people make in a given job with the same duties but the difference in pay may only be a function of the number of years in service of one individual versus another.  There are also those in a given job who perceived their job to have as much or more content to it than another job of which they are not really familiar but think they are.  On that basis they feel like they are underpaid for their work versus the person doing the other job.  There could be some legitimacy to that claim in that the person's job description may be poorly written or the job has evolved and the description has not been updated for the expanded duties.  I suggest that your first approach be one in which you inquire as to how extensive and up  to date is the job description.  Ask your HR people to take another look at your position and the duties.  Your manager may be able to get them to evaluate the job for a new pay level.  Be careful though, these things can go the other way and the pay level could get reduced.  Regardless of what approach you use, just be sure you have the facts before you make the accusations  or otherwise you are the one coming away with a credibility problem.  WB

  6. DonDWest profile image59
    DonDWestposted 7 years ago

    A lot of the inequality is caused because women fear discussing the possibility of getting paid more while men don't shy away from such issues.

 
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