The e-mail I received today from Daily Worth, discusses a recent class action lawsuit brought against Walmart by 3,400 women claiming gender discrimination. If you have followed along for a bit then you know about my post a couple of weeks back regarding the failure of the Paycheck Fairness Act to pass. This was also a gender bias related national discussion.
Is it just me? Or is there a lot of attention being given to gender discrimination in the workplace in the past couple of months?
I wonder if any of this is being brought to bear because women are feeling more pressure to support their families in this economy. I know quite a few women in my office and my community that are either working full time (versus part-time) because their husband’s have lost their jobs, or that have been Stay at Home Moms that are now taking jobs to make ends meet because business isn’t doing so well for their husbands.
What are your thoughts? What part do you think the economy is playing in this gender vs. wages attention?