Discrimination Against Women in The Workplace

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 14, 2019 and last updated on February 6, 2023

Discrimination against women in the workplace used to be much more prevalent, but today many think the problem doesn’t exist. Is this true or is it as bad or even worse than it has ever been?

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • discrimination (noun)
  • discriminate (verb)
  • gender (noun)
  • harassment (noun)
  • unfairly (adverb)
  • treatment (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • Are women still discriminated against in business?
  • Have you ever witnessed gender discrimination in the workplace?
  • Do you think it is a problem nowadays?
  • What measures can companies take to ensure gender discrimination doesn’t happen?
  • What type of gender discrimination is typical for a woman to experience?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.