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Bryan E. Kuhn
Counselor at Law, P.C.
Business & Employment Law Attorney

Challenges female employees face in male-dominated industries

In the 21st century, more women than ever have chosen to work in industries traditionally dominated by men. Examples include:

  •         Firefighting
  •         Engineering
  •         Automotive
  •         Law enforcement
  •         Mining
  •         Oil and gas extraction
  •         Construction
  •         Manufacturing

Women have much to offer these industries, but they may face unexpected challenges when entering male-dominated workplaces.

Knowing what to expect may help

Now that women are asserting their right to choose employment in the industries they prefer, perhaps it is a positive sign of growing occupational equality. Unfortunately, there are still many challenges women should watch out for when pursuing a male-dominated career path. Understanding these challenges can help you identify discrimination in whatever form it may occur.

For example, it is common for male employees to make off-color jokes and comments throughout the workday. If you feel these behaviors are directed at you specifically, it could be a sign of actionable gender discrimination or even sexual harassment.

According to a survey, nearly 30% of women employed in male-dominated careers indicated that they had suffered sexual harassment on the job. Reportedly, female employees develop coping mechanisms to deal with unwanted conduct, but that is far from a real solution.

Holding offenders accountable for their behavior can play a role in ending unwanted workplace treatment across many industries. For example, it teaches employers and coworkers what is acceptable at work and what will no longer be tolerated.

Learning more about workplace discrimination and harassment in Colorado can help you choose your next steps in the wake of pervasive on-the-job mistreatment.

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