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Job discrimination and the issue of comparable worth.

Tom Vargas

Job discrimination and the issue of comparable worth.

by Tom Vargas

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Published by House Study Group, Texas House of Representatives in Austin, Tex. (P.O. Box 2910, Austin 78769) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Texas.,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- Texas.,
    • Wages -- Women -- Law and legislation -- Texas.,
    • Pay equity -- Law and legislation -- Texas.,
    • Discrimination in employment -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Wages -- Women -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Pay equity -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesHouse Study Group special legislative report ;, no. 122
      ContributionsTexas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Study Group.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKFT1534.5.D5 A25 1985
      The Physical Object
      Pagination29 p. :
      Number of Pages29
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2346306M
      LC Control Number86620806

      Women in the work force today are still subjected to the "glass ceiling," sexual discrimination, income inequality, stereotyping, and other obstacles to equal employment and professional advancement. Now a collection of original articles written for this handbook explores the challenges and career blocks that today's women face in the workplace, discuss important contemporary issues.   The issue of comparable worth pits against each other two cherished American values: the ethic of nondiscrimination verses the free enterprise system. The only true form of job discrimination.

        In light of Equal Pay Day, the Society for Human Resource Management will participate in a press conference being held tomorrow on the issue of equal pay and comparable worth. The . prerequisite to large-scale enforcement of the "comparable worth" theory. The EEOC's counterpart in the Department of • Professor Blumrosen's wage discrimination theory addresses the same discrimination issues as the slogans "equal pay for jobs of equal worth" and "equal pay for jobs of comparable worth Cited by: 5.

      To achieve a fairer treatment of female workers, more efficiently manage our human resources, and reduce the social costs of the current system, the supporters of comparable worth argue that the wages for workers in underpaid "women's jobs" must be brought up to the levels of wages in comparable "men's jobs. At issue in the case was the highly controversial concept of “comparable worth,” a novel legal theory that goes a step beyond the principle of equal pay for equal work by seeking equal pay for.


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Job discrimination and the issue of comparable worth by Tom Vargas Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Job discrimination and the issue of comparable worth. [Tom Vargas; Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Study Group.]. Across the national economy, female jobs (i.e., jobs filled primarily with women) usually pay less than male jobs.

This chapter explores what explains this lower pay in female jobs. It examines how important a factor is the sort of wage discrimination at issue in comparable : Paula England.

Comparable worth: issues and alternatives. / by Herbert R. Northrup --A foreign perspective / by Janice R. Bellace --Statistical biases in the measurement of employment discrimination / by Harry V. Roberts --The legal framework / by Robert E.

Williams and Thomas R. Bagby --An analysis of the National Academy of Sciences' comparable worth. But despite its importance, the policy of equal pay for comparable worth is poorly understood.

My purpose in this book is to help people understand the issue and the arguments for and against it and to illustrate how it can eliminate sex discrimination. For over three decades, Employment Discrimination Law has been the definitive treatise in this complex and highly detailed area of law.

Experienced practitioners offer analysis from a range of perspectives including management, plaintiff, union, and public practice, providing a balanced presentation of issues surroundi. Government, business, labor unions, and the courts have been forced to consider whether workers in dissimilar jobs of comparable worth—measured by such criteria as working conditions, degree of.

0Reviews. Legislation outlawing sexual discrimination and mandating policies of equal pay for equal work has clearly failed to produce the intended results.

Women workers continue to be paid. Bias in job evaluation; Consequences of comparable worth policies; Nature of job discrimination against women workers. Comparable Worth Comes to Iowa. Bruner, Charles // Progressive;Sep84, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p Reports on findings by the Iowa General Assembly in on sexual discrimination.

Second, the report has focused most intensively on sex discrimination because the issue of comparable worth arises largely in connection with job segregation, the propensity for men and women and for m~nonty and nonminonty workers to hold different sorts of jobs, and job.

It is illegal to discriminate based on race, religion, gender, or national original when hiring or in the workplace. It is illegal to discriminate in anyfacet of employment, so workplace discrimination extends beyond hiring and firing to discrimination that can happen to someone. Under comparable worth, employers would be required to set wages to reflect differences in the "worth" of jobs, with worth largely determined by job evaluation studies, not by market forces.

Advocates expect comparable worth to increase pay in jobs. In fact, these opponents claim while the current system is fair, comparable worth threatens to impose injustice on employers. Any radical restructuring of pay scales would place an.

Gender equality in the workplace is an ongoing social, ethical and political issue, even with laws in place that make it illegal for employers to discriminate based on gender. The notion of comparable worth refers to determining the value of jobs to ensure that jobs.

The doctrine of "comparable worth" is an attempt to remedy the inequities of pay which result from a long history of sex-segregated jobs and different pay scales for "female" and "male" jobs.

Market rates, in this view, reflect past discriminatory practices, and cannot be the only basis of deciding current pay equity. Job evaluation and pay setting: Concepts and practices.

In Livernash E. (Ed.), Comparable worth: Issues and alternatives: 49– Washington, D. C.: Equal Employment Advisory Council. Google Scholar; Snelgar R. The comparability of job evaluation methods in supplying approximately similar classification in rating one job Cited by: Comparable worth advocates offer three approaches to cure wage inequities--broadening the Equal Pay Act's equal-pay-for-equal-work concept, requiring that wages be proportionate to the worth of.

Opponents of the comparable worth approach hold that the present situation - with 80 percent of the women in the work force concentrated in 20 of the Labor Department's job. "It is hard to believe that female jobs are inherently worth less." "Comparable worth," she claims, will be the most important issue of the s for the average woman.

has worked in book. 'Comparable Worth' Tested in Major Pay-Equity Suityou're looking for sex discrimination between and among job categories,'' said Barbara Stein, a specialist in human and civil rights for Author: Anne Bridgman.

The five-member Federal commission said that if jobs were comparable, the fact that they paid different amounts was not in and of itself proof of discrimination. Jobs are said to be of. Comparable worth: organizational dilemmas One analyst explores the political, economic, and social implications of comparable worth for public and private employers and labor groups KAREN SHALLCROSS KOZIARA Comparable worth has emerged as a major equal employ-ment opportunity issue of the eighties.

This issue .Comparable Worth. Comparable worth is a general policy for eradicating discriminatory wage disparities within firms.

The idea behind comparable worth is that jobs of equal value should pay equal wages. While this sounds like free market economics, at issue is how value is determined (Hill and Killingsworth, ).

Advocates of comparable worth.Gender Discrimination Issues. advertising male vs female jobs Comparable Worth. measure the contribution of a job held primarily by women to a job held primarily by men example: secretaries vs bus drivers. Chapter 8 - Gender Discrimination. 16 terms.

WIM Test 2. 18 terms. employment .