The law in Monaco
Different types of discrimination
There are several different types of discrimination:
Sexism is defined as any act, gesture, visual representation, spoken or written words, practice or behaviour based upon the idea that a person or group of persons is inferior because of their sex, which occurs in the public
or private sphere, whether online or offline, with the effect of:
Violating the inherent dignity or rights
of a person or group of persons; or
Resulting in physical, sexual, psychological or socio-economic harm or suffering to a person or a group of persons; or
Creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment; or
Constituting a barrier to the autonomy and full
realisation of human rights by a person
or a group of persons; or
Maintaining and reinforcing gender stereotypes.
Discrimination on the basis of sex more often
affects women than men.
Women receive less pay than men for equal work,
enjoy more limited career progression and experience
difficulties in reaching some positions
of responsibility due to their sex.
They can also be subjected to harassment and contempt
from their male colleagues at work.
Some women encounter discrimination at work when they become pregnant. Their employer may seek to make them redundant or refuse to renew their employment contract.
When applying for a new position, women can also be discriminated. In fact, some employers prefer hiring somebody else to avoid any inconvenience associated with pregnancy or a woman’s future child.
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