Employees can suffer great harm when employers engage in gender discrimination when making promotion decisions. No employee should have to worry that they will wrongfully be denied a promotion because of their gender.
The woman has accused the county's public works department of gender discrimination in promotion. The allegations involve four occasions in which the woman applied for a promotion to the position of road crew foreman. According to the woman, each of these four times, the promotion was not given to her and instead was given to a male applicant with less experience than her. The woman claims that the reason she was not promoted was her gender.
A gender discrimination lawsuit has been brought in a federal court in Washington by the woman in connection to these allegations. According to the Daily News article which reported this story, damages are being sought in this lawsuit. One wonders what will happen in this case and how it will ultimately be resolved.
As the allegations in this case illustrate, gender discrimination can cause a great deal of harm to employees. Thus, one hopes that employers are held accountable when they engage in discrimination like that alleged in this case. One also hopes that all employers make sure to not commit gender discrimination against their employees.
Source: The Daily News, "County road crew worker claims gender bias," Barbara LaBoe, Aug. 24, 2012
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