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Men and women are supposed to be equal when it comes to the workplace. They are supposed to have equal pay, benefits and job opportunities. However, that is not the case. Women continue to face a number of issues in the workplace.
Here’s a look at a number of the issues working women face on a daily basis.
Women are still viewed as the main provider for childcare. That puts the burden on working women to find a suitable childcare alternative for the hours that they are working. This is an added expense that many men do not have to consider when entering the workforce.
The Pay Gap Between Genders
Many companies will have you believe that men and women are making the same amount of money but a recent survey says otherwise. A recent survey discovered that there is still a significant difference in salaries between what women make and what men make. This difference is believed to be a direct result of women taking lower paying jobs and the time they take off to raise children.
Many working women face the possibility of encountering sexual harassment in the workplace. While sexual harassment is a crime and punishable by law many women still encounter this issue regularly while they are in the workforce.
While some men encounter these types of problems the majority of the people who handle childcare costs, face unequal pay and encounter sexual harassment continue to be women who have entered the workforce. That is why these issues are considered working women’s issues.