Woman Exec Admits Discriminating Against Working Mothers
Discrimination Against Working Mothers Remix Video - YouTube
This video is a persuasive remix video about discrimination against mothers in and outside of the workplace. This project was created by Veronica Buck for College Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Idaho, taught by Alex Baldwin. This video falls under fair use because it is using copyrighted works to launch a discussion about discrimination against working mothers for educational purposes. This video is intended for nonprofit and is intended for a Creative Commons License.
Discrimination Against Working Mothers Remix Video
In an effort to encourage continued participation of women in the labor force after marriage, the government has enacted labor legislation favorable to working mothers. For example, all employers are required to grant new mothers forty-five days of full-pay maternity leave plus fifteen days at half-pay. In addition, employers are obligated to provide nursing periods for new mothers. The law also forbids discrimination against working mothers.
Employment decisions that discriminate against workers with caregiving responsibilities are prohibited by Title VII if they are based on sex or another protected characteristic, regardless of whether the employer discriminates more broadly against all members of the protected class. For example, sex discrimination against working mothers is prohibited by Title VII even if the employer does not discriminate against childless women. Details of the discrimination against working mothers alleged in the latest claims echo Ms. Funsch's case. Some of the women claim they were paid less when they returned from maternity leave, while others even say they were demoted and replaced by younger male employees.It’s a brutally honest admission by a female entrepreneur and company president: until she became a mom herself, discriminating against working mothers was something she did on a routine basis.“It is very difficult to find a job because companies are very, very picky. Even though I have education and work experience and am very qualified and learn quickly, it has been very difficult. If my resume doesn’t fit a hundred percent what the employer is looking for, there is no way to be considered. While I have gotten first interviews and some second interviews, I am the mother of small children, and when this issue comes up I feel the interview is over. It is discrimination against working mothers.