While discrimination against women in the workplace is often discussed, men also face problems when it comes to gender bias. When one man told his parents that he was going to be a nurse instead of a doctor, his parents started crying and starting to openly wonder if they could have done better raising him. This is just one issue that men may face when they decide to enter a profession considered too feminine for a man to do.
Inequalities also exist when it comes to how men and women are treated after becoming parents. A mother may be allowed leave from work, to leave the office early or even delegate some of their tasks to others. However, fathers may not get the same level of understanding because they aren’t thought to play as big a role in caring for the child.
Women may also benefit from what is considered positive discrimination. This occurs when a woman is given perks at work to make up for the fact that they may be underrepresented at work. They may be given these perks even if a male colleague was more deserving or did more to earn it. Although it may be seen as an effort to improve gender equality at work, it may not have that effect.
Those who feel as if they have subject to employment discrimination based on their gender may wish to speak with an attorney to see what recourse may be available. An attorney may be able to help the client seek compensation from an employer if he or she was wrongfully terminated or otherwise subjected to retaliation for making a complaint.