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Pregnancy Discrimination Reports at Record High


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Equal Opportunity, Women's Rights, Pregnancy Discrimination )


- 4130 days ago - feminist.org
Reports of pregnancy discrimination to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) are at an all time high. The EEOC received 5,587 charges of pregnancy-based discrimination in 2007, up 14 percent from 2006 which represents the largest increase



   

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Joycey B (750)
Friday March 28, 2008, 2:45 pm
Noted. Thanks Mark.
 

Penelope P (222)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 1:16 am
Thankyou Mark noted You might find it interesting to note that statistically single fathers awith children to care for do not get promoted
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 1:23 am

That stands to reason, Penelope. Single fathers with children to care for don't have wives to do the shopping, cooking, cleaning, childcare, etc., so they'd have less energy to devote to their jobs. The unpaid labor of females is a big factor in male job promotions in the U.S., and probably in many other countries also. I wonder if the reverse is also true -- that women with househusbands get promoted more often than other women. That could be hard to measure, as women who can afford to support a stay-at-home husband and kids would have to be top earners to begin with, which usually means the type of super-achievers who would get promoted anyway.

 

Sandra Weston (24)
Sunday March 30, 2008, 7:39 pm
Yes, if the situation was reversed and it was the employers who were pregnant it would be different. This is so wrong. Thanks Mark for all you do. We must think of our daughters and their daughters and stop this now!!
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