Women, Their Rights, and Workplace Discrimination

Adedeji Bethel Oluwatosin, Ajayi Oluwatobiloba Ifedolapo


Every human irrespective of their sex, race, language, social class, origin, discipline, and background deserves to be treated fairly and equally as every other member of the society. In a workplace situation, the rights and duties of all humans should be equal and the same at all times and in all situations. This paper, therefore, discusses the right of an employee in a workplace. It specifically discussed the right to be free from discrimination and harassment irrespective of the gender, right to the safe work environment, fair wages compensation amongst other rights that accrues to every employee in a workplace. The paper further discusses the duties of employees in a workplace which does not accrue to a particular gender. Duties of a worker, duty to care and skill and duty to obey orders were also discussed as essential component expected of a worker in a workplace. Discrimination in the workplace, a vital component of the research work against the female gender is also critically discussed.  The paper concludes by discussing the right of a female employee to equal remuneration with their male counterpart, and the need to treat women equally and fairly in every human endeavor they might have found themselves.

Keywords: Rights, Duties, Discrimination, Workplace, Women, Employees, Employer

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