Sexual Discrimination in the Work Place

Despite women’s increasing numbers in the labor market and advances in women’s rights over the last several decades, women are still discriminated in the workplace. This year’s U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report that women who work 41-44 hours per week earn less than 85% of what men working the same hours earn. As women work longer hours, their percentage of men’s earnings decrease: women working over 60 hours per week earn 78% of men who work the same hours.