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Formal and Informal Discrimination Against Women At Work: The Role of Gender Stereotypes

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dc.contributor.author Heilman, Madeline E.
dc.contributor.author Welle, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-17T16:44:39Z
dc.date.available 2010-06-17T16:44:39Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55933
dc.description.abstract When asked to think about a hostile environment for women in the workplace, many of us would first envision overt instances of sexual harassment or blatant employment discrimination. These associations are certainly not astonishing: even in an age in which these behaviors are denounced and in large part illegal, such organizational misconduct seems almost commonplace. There have been many high-profile allegations of discrimination leveled against organizations within the last several years (Morris, Bonamici & Neering, 2005). For example, Morgan Stanley’s investment banking business recently paid out $54 million to over 300 female employees who claim to have been denied pay and promotions equal to those received by their male colleagues. Additionally, 1.6 million women who are currently, or were formerly, employed at Wal-Mart are eligible to participate in what is poised to become the largest-ever civil rights lawsuit: like the women of Morgan Stanley, they claim to have been victims of sex discrimination (Greenhouse, 2004). In fact, according to statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, there has been no systematic decline over the last 12 years in the number of discrimination lawsuits filed, or the amount of monetary damages awarded to the plaintiffs of these suits (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2004). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Center for Public Leadership en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Center for Public Leadership Working Paper Series;05-02
dc.rights Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/ en
dc.subject hks en_US
dc.subject cpl en_US
dc.subject leadership en_US
dc.subject kennedy school en_US
dc.subject discrimination en_US
dc.subject female en_US
dc.subject stereotype en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.title Formal and Informal Discrimination Against Women At Work: The Role of Gender Stereotypes en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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