It is well known to West Virginia readers that women still face a certain amount of sex discrimination in the work place. While this is a disturbing trend, it is important to note that obese women may face additional challenges. A recent study into sex discrimination revealed that obese women may actually make less money for more demanding jobs.
This recent study searched into the issues for obese women in the workplace. The study wanted to determine if these women were less motivated than other employees or if the discrimination stemmed from the employers themselves. The study found that many obese women in the workplace are in jobs that require more physical activity and less interaction with clients or customers. The problem in this trend is that the jobs that require more personal interaction pay more.
One troubling trend revealed by the study is that obese men do not seem to fall into the same trends of obese women in the workplace. It can be said that obese men are often perceived differently than obese women, which is discrimination. This is unacceptable in the West Virginia workplace. and those who have faced these issues have the right to take legal action against employers.
Sex discrimination is a frustrating issue that is still relevant for many employees. Discrimination based on gender, race, sex, disability or appearance does not need to be tolerated by employees. Those who have faced this mistreatment can seek help and protect their right to a workplace free of discrimination of any kind. Employers may face legal action from employees who have been subjected to Discrimination based on gender or weight.
Source: wvpublic.org, "Obese Women Make Less Money, Work More Physically Demanding Jobs", Rebecca Hersher, Nov. 9, 2014