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Sex discrimination: FAQs

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Title VII makes sexual discrimination, i.e., using gender as a reason for making workplace employment decisions, illegal. 

Every employer practice and policy must be put under the legal microscope to ferret out sex discrimination. Among the most common triggers for sexual discrimination charges are hiring interview questions, old boy network promotions, favoritism in assignments, gender stereotypes, and issues surrounding sexual orientation.

FAQs about sex discrimination

1. Are stereotypes based on an employee's gender discriminatory in nature?

Stereotypes are just one symptom of discrimination in the workplace, and sometimes, a very subtle one. Supervisors must continually keep their eyes and ears open for signs of sexual stereotyping. Keep ears open for the most prevalent evidence: verbal comments or remarks. For example, calling a woman "aggressive," but a man "a go-getter" could be interpreted as discrimi...(register to read more)

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