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Almost half the workforce in the USA is made up of women, But women at work can have problems. It is important to be prepared for some important issues. Learn what to do about the wage gap, sexism, sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination.

Almost half the workforce in the USA is made up of women, But women at work can have problems. It is important to be prepared for some important issues. Learn what to do about the wage gap, sexism, sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination.

a woman giving a presentation - women at work

a woman giving a presentation - women at work

Men make more money and get promoted more often than women at work. There are fewer managers and presidents who are women. Of the top 500 companies in the United States, sèlman 5 percent of the leaders are women.

Men make more money and get promoted more often than women at work. There are fewer managers and presidents who are women. Of the top 500 companies in the United States, only 5 percent of the leaders are women.

The wage gap for women at work

The wage gap for women at work

A wage gap is a difference between how much men and women make. Women at work are often paid about 20% less than men. They often get paid less for doing the same job. A wage gap exists because:

A wage gap is a difference between how much men and women make. Women at work are often paid about 20% less than men. They often get paid less for doing the same job. A wage gap exists because:

  • More men work in higher paying jobs, such as medicine and law
  • Women sometimes have to stop work to take care of children
  • Women at work are less likely to ask for raises
  • More men work in higher paying jobs, such as medicine and law
  • Women sometimes have to stop work to take care of children
  • Women at work are less likely to ask for raises

Watch a video about the wage gap

Watch a video about the wage gap

What you can do about the wage gap

What you can do about the wage gap

For professional jobs, you can ask for more money when you get hired. You can also ask for more when you feel that you deserve a raise.

For professional jobs, you can ask for more money when you get hired. You can also ask for more when you feel that you deserve a raise.

Managers may think women in the workplace are not as good as men. Sepandan, they may not say this or even realize it. If you see a big pay gap where you work, talk to your manager or Human Resources Department. If you are a manager, talk to other leaders at your job. Talk about making sure women at work have the same chances for promotions and hiring. Suggest an unconscious bias training. This type of training teachers to treat everyone the same way.

Managers may think women in the workplace are not as good as men. However, they may not say this or even realize it. If you see a big pay gap where you work, talk to your manager or Human Resources Department. If you are a manager, talk to other leaders at your job. Talk about making sure women at work have the same chances for promotions and hiring. Suggest an unconscious bias training. This type of training teachers to treat everyone the same way.

Sexism

Sexism

Sexism means treating men and women differently. It can happen to anyone, but usually, it means that a woman at work is being treated in a negative way.

Sexism means treating men and women differently. It can happen to anyone, but usually, it means that a woman at work is being treated in a negative way.

Examples of sexism

Examples of sexism

  • Not being promoted because you are a woman
  • Men not letting you finish speaking in meetings
  • Being called names like “honey” and “sweetheart” by your boss
  • Not being promoted because you are a woman
  • Men not letting you finish speaking in meetings
  • Being called names like “honey” and “sweetheart” by your boss

What you can do about sexism

What you can do about sexism

Si ou kapab, talk to the person who is bothering you. Tell them that you are uncomfortable and want them to stop. They might listen and stop what they are doing or saying. If they do not listen or you are scared to talk to them, tell your boss. Every company has a different way to stop or punish sexism. Most likely, your boss will tell the human resources department (also known as HR). Yo pral pale ak moun ki te sexist epi ki ka gen ladan yo ou. Si chèf ou se a yon sèl discrimination, ale tou dwat h.

If you can, talk to the person who is bothering you. Tell them that you are uncomfortable and want them to stop. They might listen and stop what they are doing or saying. If they do not listen or you are scared to talk to them, tell your boss. Every company has a different way to stop or punish sexism. Most likely, your boss will tell the human resources department (also known as HR). They will talk to the person who is being sexist and may include you. If your boss is the one discriminating, go directly to HR.

Izonnay seksyèl

Sexual harassment

Izonnay seksyèl se pesonn pa ka dakò, lang, oubyen fizik kontak sa ou pa renmen. Izonnay seksyèl sou nenpòt moun pa janm m pa pi mal. Fanm ki pi kouramman eksperyans izonnay seksyèl moun. Izonnay seksyèl ilegal.

Sexual harassment is any attention, language, or physical contact that you do not like. Sexual harassment by anyone is never okay. Women most commonly experience sexual harassment by men. Sexual harassment is illegal.

Egzanp izonnay seksyèl

Examples of sexual harassment

  • Kòmantè sou fason ou gade sa fè ou anlè anlè
  • Manyen ke ou pa renmen, ki gen s'
  • Pataje foto oswa videyo sou pèp ap fè bagay seksyèl
  • Comments about the way you look that make you uncomfortable
  • Touching that you do not like, including hugging
  • Sharing pictures or videos of people doing sexual acts

Kisa nou kapab fè sou izonnay seksyèl

What you can do about sexual harassment

Swiv menm pwosesis la menm sexism. Pale ak moun, apre ou Depatman anplwayè oswa Resous Imèn. Izonnay seksyèl medam nan travay se yon pwoblèm grav. Resous imen ka deside pou pini moun la menas sou ou. Moun te kapab tire. Si nou pa fè pou ou, ou ka bezwen pou jwenn yon avoka.

Follow the same process as for sexism. Talk to the person and then your boss or human resources department. Sexual harassment of women at work is a serious problem. Human resources may decide to punish the person harassing you. The person could be fired. If your company does not help you, you may need to find a lawyer.

Gwosès diskriminasyon

Pregnancy discrimination

Gwosès diskriminasyon vle di ap trete yon malad yon fanm yon lòt jan paske l' gwosès lan oswa gen tranche. Gwosès diskriminasyon pa legal nan konpayi yo avèk 15 anplwaye yo oswa plis.

Pregnancy discrimination means treating a woman differently because of her pregnancy or childbirth. Pregnancy discrimination is not legal in companies with 15 employees or more.

Egzanp diskriminasyon gwosès

Examples of pregnancy discrimination

  • Fòse yon fanm ansent ki pou ou plis tan wete lè sa a, li vle
  • Tire sou yon moun pou estime tete lèt nan biwo a ak pa fè yon plas prive pou estime
  • Pa konsidere yon fanm ansent pou yon pwomosyon
  • Forcing a pregnant woman to take more time off then she wants
  • Firing someone for pumping breast milk in the office and not making a private space for pumping
  • Not considering a pregnant woman for a promotion

Kisa nou kapab fè sou gwosès diskriminasyon

What you can do about pregnancy discrimination

Si ou anplwayè pa bay espas pou estime lèt tete, mande yo pou yo fè sa. Si yo pa fè, pale ak yon collègue ki ou kwè. Si yo te gen biwo pwòp, mande si ou ka pompe la. Pifò lieux ofri twa mwa nèt pou gwosès. Si ou vle vin dèyè pou yo travay ak ou yo ap flate ou plis tan wete, pale sou sa nan depatman Resous Imèn. Eksplike sa pa li tounen nan pa t ' chwazi ou. Tou pale ak h pou nenpòt lòt gwosès ki gen rapò ak diskriminasyon.

If your employers do not provide space for pumping breast milk, ask them to do so. If they do not, talk to a coworker who you trust. If they have their own office, ask if you can pump there. Most workplaces offer three months off for pregnancy. If you want to come back to work and you are forced to take more time off, talk to the human resources department. Explain that not coming back was not your choice. Also talk to HR for any other pregnancy-related discrimination.

Medam nan travay kapab reyisi!

Women at work can succeed!

Fanm kou gason, ki pou pwèske mwatye nan chan travay lan nan Etazini. Sa vle di ou se yon pati enpòtan anpil nan ekonomi an. Ou ka fè fas a pwan espesyal, Men, fanm kou gason nan travay ki ka toujou reyisi. Si ou wè ke yon fanm ki te fè diskriminasyon kont, li ka jwenn anyen pou reponn a pè. Ofwi pou ede si sa posib e si ta gen danje pou ou fè sa. Li enpòtan ke fanm nan travay ede lòt.

Women are almost half of the workforce in the United States. This means you are a very important part of the economy. You may face special challenges, but women at work can still succeed. If you see that a woman is being discriminated against, she may be afraid to say anything. Offer to help if possible and if it is safe for you to do so. It is important that women at work help each other.

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