Aura Lemus, Sophia Wells, Taneka Johnson
Recent research shows that workplace discrimination continues to be an impediment to gender equality (Gorman, 2005). This research project aims to identify the prevalence of discrimination in the food industry. This will be done using business research as well as, through researching any other reports of workplace discrimination. Throughout this project, the purpose as well as a hypothesis, and the methodology will be explained in detail. There are several factors that will need to be considered during this research project, such as biased information, or ...view middle of the document...
According to Knudson (2013) “Kendra Brennan a franchisee with the new Miami Subs Grill in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, says she believes men and women today are on equal footing in the quick service sector. It is a matter of if you possess the experience necessary to do what you want to do”, (Knudson, 2013). This is how all industries should work, they should base their wages, position qualifications, and treatment based on a person’s experience and qualifications, rather than on their gender.
The significance of this research is to find out to what extent gender discrimination affects the work place. This research will help to find out the type of problems that this bias can cause to an organization. In addition, it will bring awareness to gender discrimination prevalence in the food industry. Studying this type of discrimination will also help to find a solution to decreasing or even eliminating workplace gender discrimination. It will give a better outlook on how to come up with a solution to the problem.
The scope of the research will help to get to the root cause of the problem, and discuss how gender discrimination will affect performance on the job. This study will give insight on how discrimination can cause emotional stress, loss in motivation, and affect the employee’s home life. It will also provide information on the areas that employees are discriminated against the most. The categories will range from hiring positions, promotions, wages, and overall work communication, such as, but not limited to, derogatory comments, exclusions from meetings, or conversations.
The magnitude of this gender discrimination project will test the restaurant style food industry and the fast food industry, is a worldwide problem, and has been going on for fifty years. Gender discrimination is not only found in the fast food industry, it is also found in the health field, and in major corporations. This type of discrimination is on every level from the CEO level to entry level. According to “U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission” (2013) “announced that it received 99,412 private sector workplace discrimination charges during fiscal year 2012, down slightly from the previous year” (para 1). The numerous amounts of law suits are decreasing and EEOC has won cases and recovered money for over 122 lawsuits.
The research on gender discrimination would be feasible for woman because, this would give a better understand as to why gender discrimination...