Gender Employment Discrimination Analytical Essay by Nicky

Gender Employment Discrimination
Presents an overview of gender employment discrimination, primarily of women, in the U.S.
# 145023 | 1,230 words | 7 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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This paper explains that the remarkably rapid expansion of women working outside the home has triggered the single most fundamental change in the composition of the American workforce since Lincoln's 1865 Emancipation Proclamation. Next, the author describes the many resultant problems of employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. The paper points out that these issue are being dealt with through the legislation from the Civil Rights era and the subsequent evolution of additional legislative and judicial recognition of specific components of liability for sexual discrimination.

Table of Contents:
Background and History
The Concept of Sexual Discrimination in the Workplace
Hostile Work Environment
Quid Pro Quo
Wrongful Termination

From the Paper:

"The concept of quid pro quo ("this for that") refers to any form of trade or offers of consideration in return for sexual favors. Whereas overt offers of this nature are far less frequent than they were in previous eras, indirect or unspoken communications nevertheless constitute sexual harassment in the contemporary professional workplace. With respect to sexual harassment claims of the quid pro quo nature, one of the most important elements of modern sexual harassment principles establishes specific vicarious liability on the part of employers for failure on the part of management to redress any complaints of sexual harassment by employees."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Crouse, K. (2007). Browne Sanders Is an Inspiration After Winning A Lawsuit. The New York Times; November 4, 2007.
  • Dershowitz, A. (2002). Shouting Fire: Civil Liberties in a Turbulent Age. New York: Little Brown & Co.
  • Finn, R. (2007). A Warrior in the Sexual Harassment Battle. The New York Times; October 26, 2007.
  • Friedman, L. M. (2005). A History of American Law. New York: Touchstone.
  • Halbert, T., Ingulli, E. (2008) Law & Ethics in the Business Environment. Cincinnati, OH: West Legal Studies.

Cite this Analytical Essay:

APA Format

Gender Employment Discrimination (2010, October 22) Retrieved February 26, 2021, from

MLA Format

"Gender Employment Discrimination" 22 October 2010. Web. 26 February. 2021. <>