4.6 Gender issues at the Workplace

A woman in paid employment is less of an oddity nowadays than it was a few centuries ago. With the era of industrialisation, we have witnessed an influx of women in the labour force. Yet, this integration of women as active participants in the labour market has not been made on an equal basis with men. Despite the efforts than have been made to eliminate the various forms of discrimination against women in the workplace, the position of women in the labour market is still perceived as being disadvantageous. In fact, the range of inequalities between men and women in paid employment is still, surprisingly, a large one. We shall mention some of these inequalities, with a special focus on sexual harassment.