Essays on Protection of Equal Employment Opportunities in the USA and China Case Study

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The paper 'Protection of Equal Employment Opportunities in the USA and China" is a good example of a management case study. Inequalities in employment opportunities continue to be an issue encountered by women and another marginalized group in the corporate world. One key area that has ignited much attention and concern over the past decades revolves around the protection of equal opportunities for women. According to Shaffer et al (2000), the increasing number of women in the workforce has brought about positive outcomes for both the organizations where women work and for women in general.

Nevertheless, women continue to experience more widespread problems as compared to their male counterparts with regard to gender harassment and discrimination in their workplaces. Consequently, a varied number of approaches have been used in an attempt to protect equal employment opportunities for women (Shaffer et al 2000). This paper seeks to examine the protection of equal employment opportunities in the USA and China. The focus of this paper will be on the protection of gender-related discrimination in the workplace particularly with regards to women. It will depict the extent to which women in the USA and China are discriminated against in their workplace.

Moreover, this paper will compare the approaches used to protect equal employment opportunities in the USA and China. This paper will examine various definitions and theoretical issues linked to the topic. Moreover, the approaches used to protect equal employment opportunities in the USA and China will be compared and an explanation of the differences will be illustrated thereafter. In addition, the effectiveness of these protection measures will be evaluated by focusing on the two major dimensions of such measures in each of the two countries, the legislative environment and the socio-cultural environment. Definitions and theoretical issues “ Equal employment opportunities” is a term commonly used to describe equality in aspects of employment such as recruitment, compensation, promotion, working conditions, privileges and equal terms without regard to a person’ s gender, race, color, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, age or religion.

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