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gender bias

n. unequal treatment in employment opportunity (such as promotion, pay, benefits and privileges), and expectations due to attitudes based on the sex of an employee or group of employees. Gender bias can be a legitimate basis for a lawsuit under anti-discrimination statutes.

gender bias

noun gender prejudice, one-sidedness, partiality, partisanship, prejudice, sexual discrimination, unequal treatment, unfair treatment, unfairness, unlawful treatment of a protected class
Associated concepts: employment law
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The Bar will look at law school activities that address gender bias and see what other state bars and private industries have done.
I'm still a big supporter of free-market feminism: Gender bias and the wage gap will eventually disappear as companies that hire and promote women succeed over those that only leverage male resources.
Cooke that he has not observed intentional gender bias with regard to compensation in the lab.
In critiques of sexism and gender bias, it often seems assumed that sexism and gender bias come only from men, or mostly from men.
Those of us in academic settings need to incorporate information on gender bias into our curricula.
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By GABBY KENT, right, senior lecturer in computer games art and design, Teesside University THERE will always be a gender bias towards men in the games industry just as there will always be a bias towards women in nursing.
Though it is 2011, women are still facing gender bias in the workplace.
An international group of specialists in dermatology and cutaneous biology discuss principles of gender- based medicine, genetic principles, hormonal differences, immunology, gender psychology, gender differences in skin diseases at various stages of the life cycle, environmental effects, and skin disorders that may have a gender bias, as well as cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases, infections, infestations, and surgical, pharmacological, and cosmetic interventions.
Despite these compelling arguments, no empirical studies have tested whether implicit gender bias might explain the disproportionately low number of women attorneys in leadership roles.