Women’s Equality Day: Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

Success for Women continues Nearly 100 Years Later

Women’s equality day celebrates women receiving the right to vote on August 26, 1920, according to the 19th Amendment. Prior to receiving the right to vote, women fought for years to prove to society that they are equally important as men, and deserve to have a voice in politics. Present day, the U.S. is in the position to have the first female president. There is a strong chance that a dream for many women long ago could finally become a reality.

“NewSince women have been granted the right to vote, women have experienced more success in the workplace, sports, politics, and religion amongst other phenomenal achievements. Although a lot of progress has been made, the U.S. has long way to go considering the country is ranking 28 on the global list for gender equality according to the World Economic Forum.

Currently, women have a stronger presence in the workplace than they did decades ago. More women are also receiving college degrees. However, there is still a wage gap. Women are roughly making 80 cents in comparison to the dollar men holding similar positions receive. The 20-cent wage gap totals in an exorbitant amount of money that women need and do not have a chance to receive.

Another area that battles attaining gender equality is the managerial sector. More women are holding positions of power, but men are still dominating power in the workplace. Part of the downfall is due to the separation of jobs, and the amount of jobs women are permitted to complete. Gender equality remains a constant issue in society because society was built on accomplishing multiple milestones that excluded women.

It’s unrealistic to attempt to reverse the way things were set up over time, but it is never to late to implement change. Women deserve to receive a fair wage, especially single women and moms who have major expenses for children including child-care and education. If women are receiving less money than men and spending more money on the daily basis, it decreases the amount of money they could have in retirement significantly.

In addition to fighting for fair wages, women continue to fight for justice in the workplace. Internal issue at work such as sexual harassment and gender discrimination still occurs. Men also experience internal misconduct. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of color, race, religion, sex, gender, and national origin.

According to the location of the workplace violation, there are city and state laws that protect employees from workplace discrimination. For example, in New York City, the New York City Human Rights Law protects employees from discrimination in a variety of protected classes including gender, color, race, age, religion, disability, and pregnancy. If an employer in New York City has violated this law at your expense, seek a New York City discrimination attorney immediately.

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In spite of all the hardships women face, today we celebrate women receiving the right to vote, and being able to use their voting right to participate in the upcoming presidential election.

Although women have conquered one battle, they still face many other challenges especially at work that require legal guidance to receive justice. If you are an employee who experienced discrimination based on any of the protected classes according to the New York City Human Rights Law or Title VII, contact a discrimination attorney at the Derek T. Smith Law Group, PLLC in New York, New Jersey, or Philadelphia.

Our discrimination attorneys are highly skilled in employment law and passionate about representing our clients who experience workplace discrimination. For more information on discrimination at work, read our employment law blog.


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Call today to schedule a FREE sexual harassment legal advice Consultation in NY, NJ & PA with one of our top rated sexual harassment attorneys here at the Derek T. Smith Law Group you can reach us online or by calling 877-4NYLAWS. Our NYC employment law attorneys handle a variety of cases involving sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and other employment-related claims. We serve clients throughout New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. We also have offices in New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. to serve you.

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