History of Gender Discrimination
In the history of gender discrimination, there was no legislation that prohibited it until the creation of Title VII as part of the Civil Rights Act in 1964. Understand the history of sex discrimination with advice from a certified civil mediator in this free video on the workplace.
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You have recently become aware of gender discrimination occurring in the workplace, occurring in housing, and occurring in the use of public facilities, and you're wondering what is all this talk about gender discrimination? Hello, I'm Robert Todd, and I'm here to tell you a little bit about the history of gender discrimination. First of all, before the 1960's there really wasn't any legislation that prohibited gender discrimination, and again, as everyone knows gender discrimination or sex discrimination is unfairly considering one's sex in making a determination as to employment, or the use of public facilities, or the ability to rent or own some type of housing. After the 1960's unrest with the enactment of the civil rights act of 1964, the creation of title 7 specifically prohibited sexual or gender discrimination in such things as employment opportunities, the ability to rent or own public housing, and/or to use public facilities. Since then, there have been a number of other enactments by the federal government, such as the equal pay act of 1963, and more recently many, many states, municipalities, and counties have enacted their own versions and forms of gender discrimination laws. I'm Robert Todd, and thank you for watching.