Gender Discrimination at the Workplace in India

  • Vedika Dhawan
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  • Vedika Dhawan

    Student at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Social injustice encompasses a diversity of issues and examining one area where women are marginalized and oppressed is in terms of discrimination which is direct or indirect at the workplace. In India there is discrimination against women and lower opportunities are provided to females than males in the workplace as females lie under numerous evils such as discrimination, oppression, violence within the family, at the workplace and in the society. There is issue with previous policies enacted specifically, Article 15 of the Indian constitution which states there shall be no discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth which although it lays down principle of discrimination but due to a lack of clarity in stating gender discrimination it fails to justify its purpose. There is a need and demand to enact a fully specific related to the purpose of gender discrimination at the workplace to be enacted. Any policy when enacted stated in regard to discrimination if does not encompass a specific gendered dimension on discrimination, but there is a divergence from specific domain of gender discrimination by focussing on other aspects of race and caste hence making the policy effect futile.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2237 - 2246


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